Cinnamon Can Help Attack Fat, Fight Study Finds

University of Michigan research finds an oil in cinnamon attacks fat cells and may be used to fight.

The research found by prodding cells to begin burning energy, wellbeing is boosted by the oil cinnamaldehyde — a process known as thermogenesis.

“Cinnamon has been a part of our diets for thousands of years, and people generally like it,” said Jun Wu, a research assistant professor at UM’s Life Sciences Institute. “If it might help protect against obesity, too, it may give an approach to metabolic wellness that is easier for individuals to adhere to.”

Cinnamaldehyde gives cinnamon its own flavor.

The research builds off studies in mice, in which the petroleum shielded against obesity.  

The study, published in the December issue of the journal Metabolism, tested whether a similar effect would happen in humans.

Employing cells researchers treated the cells  — called adipocytes — together with cinnamaldehyde. The outcomes found an “increased saying” of genes and enzymes which boost metabolism whilst  increasing proteins beneficial   to thermogenesis.

Wu suggests  cinnamaldehyde may be used to fight by way  of thermogenesis. But she held off on endorsing cinnamon as a treatment   until further research is done.

Research is needed to discover side effects and cinnamaldehyde’s benefits.