Cinnamon may make cells more sensitive to insulin, which may in turn assist controlling Type II
In a test tube assay of fat cells, it was found that an extract of cinnamon might
help cells respond to insulin at a rate of 20 times faster than normal. It is believed
that the extract responsible for this reaction is the chemical methylhydroxy chalcone
polymer (MHCP), a flavonoid reportedly found in cinnamon.
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