cinnamon helps metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is where our modern lifestyle that leads to obesity, heart disease and diabetes puts it all together. It affects an unbelievable 25% of all adults in the world, and it increases their risk of diabetes and heart disease. A surprisingly simple spice that you know very well can help.

If you have any three of abdominal obesity, elevated triglycerides, low HDL-cholesterol, high blood pressure and elevated blood sugar, then you have metabolic syndrome.

You probably also have cinnamon: in your kitchen. Try getting it in a capsule. Supplementing cinnamon can actually help treat your metabolic syndrome.

It is not completely surprising that cinnamon should help metabolic syndrome, since it is a remarkable herb for diabetes. Two meta-analyses of the controlled research have shown that its reduction in blood glucose is comparable to the drug metformin (J Med Food 2011;14:884-9; Ann Fam Med 2013;11:452-59).

In 2017, researchers set out to see if cinnamon could help people with metabolic syndrome. There were 105 of them in their study, and each was given either a placebo or 3g of cinnamon powder a day for 16 weeks. Compared to placebo, the cinnamon group had significant improvements in weight, BMI, body fat and waist circumference; systolic and diastolic blood pressure; blood sugar and diabetes control; and total, LDL and HDL cholesterol. Incidence of metabolic syndrome were reduced by 34.5% on cinnamon versus 5.2% on placebo (Lipids Health Dis 2017;16:113).

Now, a just published systematic review and meta-analysis has firmly established that result. It included 35 studies, and it found that cinnamon significantly improves total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, triglycerides, serum glucose and insulin and waist circumference. In people with metabolic syndrome, cinnamon also significantly improved HDL-cholesterol and both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

This meta-analysis shows that cinnamon significantly improves all five components of metabolic syndrome, making it a simple, perfect herb for helping your health if you have, or are on your way to, metabolic syndrome.

Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2022;62(22):6113-6131

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