Colorectal cancer is one of the more aggressive forms of cancer, is usually diagnosed when advanced, and has a grim prognosis. So when researchers at the University of Arizona proved that a common compound found in cinnamon called cinnamaldehyde protected mice against colon cancer, it was noted by the cancer research community as a significant finding.
Cinnamaldehyde, the compound that gives cinnamon its taste and scent, was added to the diet of mice. The animals cells changed to detoxification and repair as a cancer preventative. The comparison of cinnamaldehyde to cinnamon in the diet is the next step in the colorectal cancer fight.
Cinnamon is the third most consumed spice worldwide and is already deemed a safe food additive so human trials may be closer than we think! I believe I will be adding a little shake of cinnamon to my coffee in the morning a little more often! click below to read more.