Facts for Prelims (FFP)
Context: A study conducted by the ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) has revealed that cinnamon and its active components, cinnamaldehyde and procyanidin B2, when administered orally to rats, exhibited an inhibitory effect on early-stage prostate cancer.
- The research aimed to evaluate the chemo-preventive potential of cinnamon and its bioactive compounds in male rats.
The study also suggested that these substances could mitigate oxidative stress, reduce the spread of cancer cells in the prostate gland, and offer benefits to bone health. However, further studies are required before dietary recommendations can be made based on these findings.