Cinnamon may help to lessen the damage caused by high-fat foods and further decrease risk for cardiovascular diseases, preliminary study reveals
-A recent study led by researchers from American Heart Association was focused on evaluating the role of cinnamon in reducing the cardiovascular damage caused by a diet rich in fats.
-In the study, rats were fed with cinnamon supplements for 12 weeks along with a diet rich in fats.
-It was observed that the rats, fed with the cinnamon supplements, weighed much lesser and had comparatively less belly fat. It was also observed that the rats had healthier levels of fat, sugar, and insulin in the blood compared to those who rats who were not fed with the cinnamon supplements.
-High levels of anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory molecules were found in these rats that could protect the body from the damage caused by stress.
-Findings were presented at the American Heart Association’s Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Peripheral Vascular Disease 2017 Scientific Sessions
Source: American Heart Association