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Cinnamon Reduces Neurodegeneration

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4. Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, HIV-associated dementia, myopia. Which is not a neurogenerative disease? Clue: The answer is “close”; what we psychologically develop when we don’t see a situation in perspective

5. Neurotrophic factors are a family of small proteins that are secreted to enhance the ability of signaling neurons to survive, ___ and even grow. Clue: make different (clue is a giveaway)

6. Neurotrophic proteins do not readily diffuse across the blood–brain barrier or ventricular lining and have limited or ___ bioavailability. Clue: unbalanced

8. Literature suggests that diabetes-related cognitive dysfunction is largely a consequence of changes within the ___ nervous system. Clue: primary, key, principal

9. Neurotrophic factors may act as ___ of susceptible neurons in many neurodegenerative diseases. Clue: the role people play when they save you from a difficult, dangerous situation.

11. Diabetes may ___ Alzheimer’s disease probability. Clue: twice (Yikes, hold the sweets!)

12. A recent study revealed that 3 grams of cinnamon (taken by healthy subjects) reduced postprandial serum ___ and increased GLP-1 concentrations. Clue: a simple sugar regulator

13. Neurotrophic factors exhibit ___ effects in cell culture and animal models of different neurodegenerative disorders. Clue: safeguarding

14. A study found that berberine treatment significantly ameliorated learning deficits, long-term spatial memory retention, as well as ___ load. Clue: a site of localized damage of brain tissue in Alzheimer’s disease.

15. Each ingredient in cinnamon and berberine delivers antidiabetic and pro-memory benefits. Clue: Do agree that this statement captures the essence of the articles?


1. Antioxidants, antihyperglycemics, and insulin-sensitizing agents are reported to reduce cognitive ___ in diabetes. Clue: abnormality

2. In a formulation that contains both cinnamon and berberine, we have a ___-times-two protective factor. Clue: double; a numeral

3. Researchers recently identified a natural substance based on __ extract which markedly inhibits the formation of toxic activity on some neuronal cells. Clue: a reddish brown spice

7. Research over the last 10 years indicates that extracts derived from turmeric and cinnamon spices ___ inflammatory pathways which may prevent neurodegenerative diseases. Clue: single out

10. Berberine is ___ to cinnamon in its antidiabetic and antioxidant effects. Clue: almost identical

11. Studies indicate that cinnamon may be useful to help prevent the development of Alzheimer’s __. Clue: illness

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