Table 4—

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

Group*Doses of cinnamon (g/day)Fasting serum LDL level (mmol/l)
Before cinnamon intake
During cinnamon intake
After cinnamon intake
Day 0Day 20Day 40Day 60
112.66 ± 0.12a2.28 ± 0.15b2.48 ± 0.10ab2.35 ± 0.13b
232.77 ± 0.18a2.43 ± 0.28ab2.04 ± 0.19bc1.97 ± 0.18c
362.87 ± 0.18a2.56 ± 0.13b2.59 ± 0.16b2.72 ± 0.11ab
4Placebo 12.30 ± 0.22a2.30 ± 0.31a2.20 ± 0.22a2.40 ± 0.22a
5Placebo 22.56 ± 0.25a2.40 ± 0.22a2.66 ± 0.27a2.79 ± 0.27a
6Placebo 33.03 ± 0.31b3.15 ± 0.33ab3.28 ± 0.34a3.36 ± 0.37a
  • 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.