Comparison of biological effects of Ceylon cinnamon water Extract and metformin

The use of cinnamon as a flavoring agent and a remedy for metabolic, respiratory, and gynecological disorders is widespread throughout the world. Studies suggest that Ceylon cinnamon may be useful in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. This project will use a high-throughput method to analyze how a concentrated water extract of Ceylon cinnamon changes gene expression in human cells. The analyzed data will be compared to existing results from cells treated with the most common medication used for type 2 diabetes, metformin. The goal of this project is to evaluate the effectiveness of Ceylon cinnamon water extract compared to metformin. Kurundu will use data from this project to develop Ceylon cinnamon water extract as a potential natural product for the management of type 2 diabetes.

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Leila Azimian
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Nica Borradaile
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Ontario
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