Melatonin eased metabolic syndrome

Melatonin has many positive effects, and researchers wanted to test it in metabolic syndrome.

In one study, 30 people with metabolic syndrome who had not responded to a three-month lifestyle change program took 5 mg of melatonin two hours before bedtime. After two months, compared to the start of the study, systolic blood pressure had declined to 120.5 from 132.8 mmHg, diastolic pressure dropped to 75 from 81.7 mmHg, and LDL, the “bad” cholesterol, fell to 139.9 from 149.7 mg per deciliter of blood. Also, antioxidant levels in the blood increased and signs of oxidative damage fell.

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