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Now I have another reason to justify my daily purchase of cinnamon tea from Caribou Coffee 🙂

A neurological scientist at Rush University in Chicago has received a $750,000 grant to study the effects of cinnamon on multiple sclerosis.

Kalipada Pahan, PhD, has previously published studies about sodium benzoate (a metabolite of cinnamon) and how it’s able to block MS progression in mice.  The new grant money will be used to expand on his earlier research and analyze the effects of cinnamon on mice.  Check out the full article.