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ONU biochemist research featured on CNN

Cinnamon: Pantry staple - and medical powerhouse?

Ohio Northern University pharmacy faculty member Dr. Amy Stockert's cinnamon research is featured today in a story by Sandee LaMotte on CNN's website. Dr. Stockert is associate professor of biochemistry.

Stockert is quoted in the story, saying: "A lot of the studies have been in postmenopausal women and men of that age. Some have found positive effects; other studies have not."

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Stockert co-authored a small study of 18 people with type 2 diabetes that showed the cassia species of cinnamon was more effective than diet alone in lowering blood glucose levels. In fact, her study found that it was comparable to oral diabetes medications. 

Another study of 60 people with type 2 diabetes found that small doses of cinnamon reduced blood sugar levels and improved LDL, or "bad" cholesterol, triglycerides and total cholesterol.

To read the entire article on CNN click here.