In this study, researchers obtained samples of mouse and human adipose tissue and performed cell culture. Human cells were taken from four donors surveyed.
Researchers first treated mouse tissues with cinnamaldehyde, including rapid and chronic treatment. The study found that rapid processing of acute treatment can stimulate tissue heat, indicating that cinnamic aldehyde has the characteristics of promoting fat burning, which in turn can be anti-obesity. The same results were obtained with chronic treatment. Subsequently, the researchers treated human tissue from different races and ages for the same treatment. It was also observed that cinnamaldehyde promoted tissue hyperthermia.
The researchers said the results provide a mechanistic explanation for the anti-obesity effects of cinnamaldehyde observed in previous studies, further supporting their potential metabolic benefits to humans. The next step is to evaluate whether cinnamaldehyde can produce the same effect and its mechanism in the human body.
Researchers say cinnamon has long been widely used in home cooking and food industries. It is generally believed that this is a food additive rather than a drug. Therefore, by cinnamon extract to increase the body's heat, then play the role of weight loss, more people can be accepted.