Pakistani study leads to new Diabetes insights: Cinnamon

via www.boston.com

The 40-day study, of 60 people in Pakistan with Type 2 diabetes, found that one gram a day of cinnamon — one-fourth of a teaspoon twice daily — significantly lowered the subjects’ blood sugar, triglycerides (fatty acids in the blood), LDL (or “bad”) cholesterol, and total cholesterol.

Don’t go bananas with this, of course. In high doses — no one knows exactly how much — cinnamon is believed to be toxic, according to Richard Anderson, a researcher at the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center in Maryland, part of the US Department of Agriculture, who conducted the study in Pakistan…