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Melatonin in Health Promotion


ISBN10: 849385644
ISBN13: 9780849385643

Publisher: CRC Press

Price: $149.95
Pages: 240
Publish date: november 1998

Provides comprehensive information on melatonin, of particular interest to researchers Focuses on recent areas of research and clinical aspects of melatonin Includes coverage of controversial aspects of melatonin, such as regulation of temperature, aging, and depression Examines the relationship of melatonin to anticancer, immune-enhancing, and other activities related to heart disease and lipid metabolism Designed for researchers, physicians, and lay people interested in the topic, Melatonin in Health Promotion examines virtually all aspects of the multifunctional hormone melatonin, a subject of intense scientific research and general interest. Topics addressed include how melatonin is synthesized, possible harmful side effects, and the role this hormone plays in diseases such as epilepsy, Alzheimer's, and cancer.