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Cinnamon and metabolism

It was recently found that cinnamon and cinnamaldehyde, the essential oil that gives cinnamon its color and flavor, may have a link to boosting metabolism, thus weight loss.

In a study conducted by Metabolism, from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute, it was found by Jun Wu, a researcher, that cinnamaldehyde improves metabolic health by acting on fat cells and inducing them to burn energy through thermogenesis. Fat cells store energy as lipids, and when it is cold or you need extra energy, this would cause the stored energy to turn to heat.

Further study needs to be done to see what will be the next steps and how much cinnamon is safe and effective for weight loss.