Table 1—

Effects of cinnamon on glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes

Group*Doses of cinnamon (g/day)Fasting serum glucose level (mmol/l)
Before cinnamon intake
During cinnamon intake
After cinnamon intake
Day 0Day 20Day 40Day 60
1111.6 ± 1.7a10.5 ± 1.8ab8.7 ± 1.6c9.7 ± 1.4bc
2311.4 ± 1.2a9.9 ± 1.1ab9.4 ± 1.1b9.9 ± 1.6ab
3613.0 ± 1.4a10.2 ± 1.3bc9.2 ± 1.5c11.4 ± 1.8ab
4Placebo 112.2 ± 1.0a12.7 ± 0.8a12.4 ± 1.1a12.6 ± 1.0a
5Placebo 212.4 ± 1.0a11.8 ± 0.9a12.7 ± 1.0a12.6 ± 1.3a
6Placebo 316.7 ± 1.4a16.7 ± 1.6a16.8 ± 1.7a17.0 ± 1.3a
  • Data are means ± SD.

  • * Ten individuals in each group;

  • means followed by different superscript letters in the same row are significantly different at P < 0.05.