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Could melatonin be the key to healthy aging?


Could melatonin be the key to healthy aging?

A new British Journal of Pharmacology review highlights the role of melatonin–a hormone that is produced at night–in regulating sleep and the body’s biological, or circadian, clock. Research suggests that melatonin treatments may even help to improve the restorative value of sleep and to promote healthy physical and mental aging.

The review notes that, with age and certain diseases, the robustness of the circadian system decreases and melatonin production is diminished or shifted. “Deviant circadian rhythms and poor sleep quality are associated with increased risks of cardiovascular, metabolic, and cognitive diseases, as well the poor quality of life and increased risks of premature death,” said Dr. Nava Zisapel, of Tel Aviv University, in Israel.

For more details click o the link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bph.14116

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Anjali Nimesh

Anjali Nimesh

Anjali Nimesh Joined Medical Dialogue as Reporter in 2016. she covers all the medical specialty news in different medical categories. She also covers the Medical guidelines, Medical Journals, rare medical surgeries as well as all the updates in medical filed. She is a graduate from Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University. She can be contacted at editorial@medicaldialogues.in Contact no. 011-43720751
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