Cinnamon may improve learning ability

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    Cinnamon is a delicious addition to toast, coffee and breakfast rolls. Eating the tasty household spice also might improve learning ability, according to new study.
    The study by neurological scientists at Rush University Medical Center found that feeding cinnamon to laboratory mice determined to have poor learning ability made the mice better learners.
    According to scientists behind this research, this might be one of the safest and the easiest approaches to convert poor learners to good learners.
    The mice in the study received oral feedings of ground cinnamon, which their bodies metabolized into sodium benzoate, a chemical used as a drug treatment for brain damage. When the sodium benzoate entered the mice's brains, it increased CREB, decreased GABRA5, and stimulated the plasticity (ability to change) of hippocampal neurons.
    These changes in turn led to improved memory and learning among the mice.

    http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-07-cinnamon-poor-mice-good-learnersimplications.html
     

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