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

This release is available in French and Spanish.

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, conducted this research in collaboration with the Clinical Trial Service of the University Hospital San Cecilio, Granada, the department of Physiology and Pharmacology of the University of Salamanca, the department of Pharmacology of the University of Jordan and the Service of Endocrinology of the Hospital Carloss III, Madrid.

The authors of this study are professors Ahmad Agil, Miguel Navarro, Rosario Ruiz, Sausan Abuamada, Yehia El-Mir and Gumersindo Fernndez. They are certain that, in the light of the results obtained, a reduction of conditions associated to obesity and diabetes (heart diseases mainly) can be expected, which are good news, since these conditions reduce obese patients' quality of life and life expectancy.

The results obtained in this study have been partially published in the prestigious Journal of Pineal Research.


'/>"/>

Contact: Ahmad Agil
aagil@ugr.es
34-625-143-349
University of Granada
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Kidneys: Produce-rich diet improves long-term health, melatonin improves short-term health
2. Purity Products Releases Ultimate Sleep Plus Melatonin
3. Motorcycle Cancer Risk and ELF EMF Radiation Invasion of Gastrointestinal Melatonin
4. Having Kids Might Make Young Women Heavier, Less Fit
5. Video Games Might Aid in Stroke Rehab
6. Retail Therapy Might Really Work
7. Immune-Boost Treatment Might Help Some With Advanced Colon Cancer
8. Too Many Hours at Work Might Harm the Heart
9. HPV Might Be Linked to Lung Cancer
10. Young black athletes with sickle cell trait might be susceptible to sudden death
11. Medical Marijuana Might Slow Thinking Among MS Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/27/2017)... ... July 27, 2017 , ... Standard Process is ushering in a new era ... North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, North Carolina and by announcing a new ... fall of this year, occupying over 10,000 square feet on the first floor of ...
(Date:7/27/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... July 27, 2017 , ... ... the addition of a secure cloud-based polysomnography (PSG) distributed scoring solution to its ... accelerated diagnostics and sleep care management. The speed and functionality of scoring in ...
(Date:7/27/2017)... ... ... isn’t always easy. Currently, more than 80 percent of Americans fail to eat the recommended ... sugar. This trend may help explain why the obesity rate seems stuck. The most recent ... culture, we seem to have food on the brain more. "We eat two more large ...
(Date:7/27/2017)... ... 27, 2017 , ... HIMSS announced today that Michael Daniel, ... the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum, the nation’s foremost event for health organizations tackling ... 2017. , Daniel will deliver his keynote, The Evolving Healthcare Information Security Organization, ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... July 26, 2017 , ... ... Talent Management Solutions as part of their continued efforts to provide innovative offerings ... develop the best IT resources and build dynamic, high-performing teams to address healthcare ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/11/2017)... Research Corp., also known as ,The Epigenetics Company, announced today the release ... manner using the myDNAge ™ test. Based on Horvath,s Clock, so ... and biostatistics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA ... DNAge ™ technology is used to analyze DNA methylation patterns of ... ...
(Date:7/11/2017)...  Sysmex America, Inc., a leading provider of ... well as middleware information systems technology, today announced ... assurance easier and more risk free than manual ... the innovation that it delivers to the laboratory. ... processes to a new level with automated, continuous ...
(Date:7/10/2017)... , July 10, 2017  US medical equipment ... in 2021, according to Medical Equipment & ... by Freedonia Focus Reports. Continued increases in demand for ... aging of the population and supported by gains in ... equipment and supplies. New product introductions will also drive ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: