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Melatonin might help in controlling weight gain and preventing heart diseases associated with obesity
Date:4/28/2011

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University of Granada researchers have proven that melatonin a natural hormone produced by the body helps in controlling weight gain even without reducing the intake of food, improves blood lipid profile as it reduces triglicerids, increases HDL cholesterol and reduces LDL cholesterol.

Melatonin is found in small quantities in some fruits and vegetables as mustard, Goji berries, almonds, sunflower seeds, cardamom, fennel, coriander and cherries. Thus, the intake of this kind of food might help in controlling weight gain and preventing heart diseases associated to obesity and dyslipidemia.

Trials with rats

University of Granada researchers have analyzed in young Zucker diabetic obese rats the effects of melatonin on obesity, dyslipidemia and high blood pressure associated to obesity. Melatonin was found to be beneficial for young rats that had not still developed any methabolic or heart disease. Researchers think that melatonin might help in preventing heart diseases associated to obesity and dyslipidemia.

Finally, authors state that, if this finding is confirmed in humans, administration of melatonin and intake of food containing melatonin might be a useful tool to fight obesity and the risks associated to it.

A collaborative study

This study was partially funded and supported by the Research Plan of the University of Granada, by the research group CTS-109 (Junta de Andaluca), Spain and the Erasmus Mundus programme (European Council). University of Granada researchers from the Institute for Neuroscience of the Department of Pharmacology of the Faculty of Medicine, con
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Contact: Ahmad Agil
aagil@ugr.es
34-625-143-349
University of Granada
Source:Eurekalert

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