Melatonin

Jo Robinson jor at teleport.com
Tue Nov 14 20:47:13 EST 1995


JeanCharlesDussault wrote:
: Melatonin and aging?
:    
: You say that melatonin has anti-gonadotropic function and that inhibiting
: the reproductive hormones is known to delay aging.. but removing the gonads 
: do the same, no? 

	Yes, Jean.  Removing the gonads or delaying puberty has also
been shown to delay aging.  REmoving the testicles is particularly
effective in that lowering testosterone levels has been shown to
extend life in both animals and humans. [[Cleveland Clinic Journal
of Medicine 1994; 61:276-84.]
	However, a know a number of men who would prefer taking
melatonin ....
	Or, did I miss your point?
	Jo

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