Cinnamon as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease?

12 Jul

Here is the press release from the Rush University Medical Center.

“The study found that after oral feeding, ground cinnamon is metabolized into sodium benzoate, which then enters into the brain, stops the loss of Parkin and DJ-1, protects neurons, normalizes neurotransmitter levels, and improves motor functions in mice with PD.”

The research was conducted in mice, so we cannot be sure that it applies to humans. You can read the abstract here.

Note, also, that the study used cinnamon from Ceylon and not  cinnamon from China. Dr. Greger explains why this matters:

 

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