Table 3—

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

Group*Doses of cinnamon (g/day)Fasting serum cholesterol level (mmol/l)
Before cinnamon intake
During cinnamon intake
After cinnamon intake
Day 0Day 20Day 40Day 60
114.91 ± 0.23a4.32 ± 0.21b4.32 ± 0.27b4.09 ± 0.30b
235.51 ± 0.29a4.76 ± 0.32b4.09 ± 0.26c4.03 ± 0.34c
365.30 ± 0.22a4.63 ± 0.21b4.65 ± 0.24b4.86 ± 0.19b
4Placebo 14.58 ± 0.28b4.67 ± 0.35b4.58 ± 0.31b4.78 ± 0.31a
5Placebo 24.81 ± 0.30a4.71 ± 0.30a5.04 ± 0.31a4.94 ± 0.35a
6Placebo 35.51 ± 0.41c5.69 ± 0.44ab5.66 ± 0.43bc5.84 ± 0.42a
  • 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.