CinnamonDiabetes Mellitus

More negative news for cinnamon and diabetes

Researchers from the University of Connecticut and Hartford Hospital in Connecticut reviewed the literature and found no benefits.

The review focused on randomized placebo-controlled studies of cinnamon where patients were randomly assigned to cinnamon or a placebo.

And, the results.

  • 5 studies of 282 people with diabetes were identified.
  • A reanalysis of the results (meta-analysis) revealed that the use of cinnamon did not significantly alter A1C (a measure of long-term blood sugar control), fasting blood sugar levels, or cholesterol.

In addition, there was no benefit in any specific groups of patients.

The bottom line?
I was surprised how many sites continue to support this myth. Don’t depend on cinnamon to help control diabetes

These findings support earlier studies summarized here.

1/15/08 18:16 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.