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Cinnamon, curcumin, and resveratrol show potential promise in diabetes inflammation fight

A recent Nutrients journal review explored cinnamon, curcumin, and resveratrol's efficacy in alleviating oxidative stress and inflammation in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients.

T2DM, characterized by insulin resistance and elevated blood glucose levels, poses severe health risks, necessitating prevention strategies. Treatment involves pharmaceuticals, dietary adjustments, and lifestyle changes. Many patients use dietary supplements to manage T2DM and its complications.

The review assessed studies from Scopus, PubMed, and Web of Sciences, focusing on their effects on inflammatory and oxidative markers like IL-6, hs-CRP, TNF-α, MDA, and TAC. Out of 1,789 records screened, 22 were analyzed.

Curcumin, resveratrol, and cinnamon showed promise in reducing oxidative stress and inflammation and regulating carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. However, further research is needed to confirm their efficacy and establish optimal dosages and long-term effects.