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

Posted by linkadge on July 6, 2008, at 12:11:55

In reply to Re: Are the 'Z-drugs' really carcinogenic?, posted by undopaminergic on July 6, 2008, at 3:33:32

> "there is evidence that melatonin interferes >with gonadal functions in humans"
>* "In some mammals, melatonin whitens the fur or >promotes obesity"
>* "Considerable evidence indicates that >melatonin might cause depression."
>* "Melatonin causes headache and nightmares."
>* "In animals, melatonin constricts brain blood >vessels and affects the arteries of the heart."
>* "In humans, melatonin affects blood pressure."

I don't know if I agree with all of these. A certain level of melatonin is of course physiological. Many of these effects are dose dependant. Melatonin has been shown to have depressogenic effects in some studies and antidepressant effects in others.

Some of the statements should not be absolute. Melatonin causes headaches and nighmares? I've also heard the opposite ie melatonin use for migrane - and its use to reduce nightime awakenings.





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