Table 2—

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

Group*Doses of cinnamon (g/day)Fasting serum triglyceride level (mmol/l)
Before cinnamon intake
During cinnamon intake
After cinnamon intake
Day 0Day 20Day 40Day 60
112.25 ± 0.35a1.92 ± 0.18ab1.57 ± 0.21b1.67 ± 0.21b
232.75 ± 0.30a2.74 ± 0.49a2.01 ± 0.36b2.16 ± 0.52b
362.48 ± 0.39a1.81 ± 0.28b1.91 ± 0.30b2.07 ± 0.32ab
4Placebo 12.31 ± 0.32a2.38 ± 0.34a2.50 ± 0.30a2.45 ± 0.32a
5Placebo 22.38 ± 0.29a2.42 ± 0.31a2.39 ± 0.28a2.21 ± 0.29a
6Placebo 32.55 ± 0.34a2.66 ± 0.38a2.52 ± 0.40a2.65 ± 0.35a
  • 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.