Effects of ground cinnamon on postprandial blood glucose levels between obese and normal weight individuals

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dc.contributor.advisor Chezem, Jo Carol
dc.contributor.author Magistrelli, Ashley M.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-09T15:25:42Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-09T15:25:42Z
dc.date.created 2010-07-24 en_US
dc.date.issued 2010-07-24
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/193311
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this project was to determine the effects of 6 g of ground cinnamon added to farina (Cream of Wheat) cereal on blood glucose levels between obese and normal weight individuals. Thirty students, aged 19-30 years, were recruited to participate in this study. During study visits, participants were given one of two test meals (74 g of farina with and without 6 g of cinnamon) followed by seven blood glucose measurements over a two-hour period. A significant difference was seen in glycemic response between the two dietary conditions, but not between the two BMI groups (normal and obese). The two BMI groups were combined for analysis of dietary conditions. Ingestion of the cinnamon cereal resulted in significantly lower blood glucose responses at minutes 15, 30, 45 and 60 compared to the plain cereal. The results of this study confirm the positive glucose-lowering effects of cinnamon.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
dc.subject.lcsh Cinnamon -- Physiological effect.
dc.subject.lcsh Blood sugar.
dc.subject.lcsh Overweight persons -- Physiology.
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Physiology.
dc.title Effects of ground cinnamon on postprandial blood glucose levels between obese and normal weight individuals en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1607094


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