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Re: Are the 'Z-drugs' really carcinogenic?

Posted by linkadge on July 4, 2008, at 7:46:25

In reply to Re: Are the 'Z-drugs' really carcinogenic? Quintal, posted by yxibow on July 2, 2008, at 23:43:20

I didn't know ramelton was related to melatonin at all. I knew it was a melatonin receptor agonist, but did not know that it was a hormone, or posessed any antioxidant activity.

If the drugs are associated with cancer, I'd suspect that poor quality of sleep is the underlying factor. There are a number of immune responces that occur during sleep. There is also the release of the potent antioxidant (and anticancer) hormone melatonin. Persistant insomnia is probably itself a risk factor for cancer, but treating it with benzos does not restore natural rhythems of brain chemicals and hormones. Prolonged usage of sedatives probably leaves the body more open to cancer on account a lack of restoration of natural disease fighting sleep.

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