Effectiveness of Cinnamomum zeylanicum tea on anthropometric indices
Dr. T. Sivapriya, Dr. Sheila John
Cinnamon has been touted for its therapeutic benefits from antique times. An array of phytochemicals makes cinnamon a promising functional food for weight reduction. The study was conducted among sixty diabetes subjects. Subjects were supplemented with 75 ml of cinnamon tea for 45 days. Anthropometric indices like height, weight, body mass index, waist circumference, percent body fat were assessed before and after supplementation. Though there was a marked difference in body weight, body mass index, waist circumference and percent body fat after supplementation, the results were not statistically significant. Increase in dosage time and duration of supplementation might bring statistically significant reduction in bodymass index, waist circumference and percent body fat.