Weekend Wellness by Dr. James Yang / Fatty Liver

fatty_liver_diseaseCinnamon may be helpful for fatty liver disease

When people gain weight some people accumulate fat in their livers leading to a number of negative metabolic effects including insulin resistance and diabetes.

A new study on cinnamon randomized 50 patients into two groups taking either two 750 mg capsules of Ceylon cinnamon or placebo daily for 12 weeks.  The researchers found significant improvements in liver enzymes, insulin resistance, blood lipids (decreasing total and LDL cholesterol) and measures of systemic inflammation (HS-CRP) with cinnamon supplementation.  Please see our upcoming newsletter for more information about fatty liver disease.