The search for a natural way to keep blood sugar levels normal began more than a decade ago when ARS chemist Richard A. Anderson and co-workers at the Beltsville (Maryland) Human Nutrition Research Center assayed plants and spices used in folk medicine. They found that a few spicesâ€”especially cinnamonâ€”made fat cells much more responsive to insulin, the hormone that regulates sugar metabolism and thus controls the level of glucose in the blood.
With help from Walter F. Schmidt in ARS's Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Laboratory at Beltsville, the researchers identified the compounds in cinnamon responsible for its activity. The patent application names Anderson, his co-workers C. Leigh Broadhurst and Marilyn M. Polansky, and Schmidt as the inventors.
Cinnamon is among the world's most frequently consumed spices and is relatively inexpensive. Anderson and colleagues found that its most active compoundâ€”methylhydroxy chalcone polymer (MHCP)â€”increased glucose metabolism roughly 20-fold in a test tube assay of fat cells.
Fett zellen ? Dass klingt nicht gut oder gibt es vielleicht schon 'ne neuere studie die dass unterbindet?
Danke , Alex