Phase 1 Study That Will Compare 12 Weeks of Supplementation With Cinnamon Extract on the Action of Insulin and Blood Sugar (Glucose) With 12 Weeks of Supplementation With a Placebo.
Insulin resistance is a condition in which body cells do not fully respond to the action of
insulin, a hormone that controls the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood. As a result,
blood sugar levels become abnormally high. Insulin resistance is common in women with
polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This study involves the administration of a nutritional
supplement (cinnamon extract). The cinnamon extract like regular cinnamon powder comes from
the bark of Cinnamon Cassae plant. It is believed that cinnamon may act in the same way as
insulin and therefore could potentially improve insulin resistance and help to lower blood
sugar (glucose) levels.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Insulin sensitivity measured by the euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp
Leanne Redman, PhD
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
United States: Institutional Review Board
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