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Melatonin and Cancer

read more articles on nutrientsMelatonin and Cancer Melatonin Reduces Tumor Growth

"Clinically, 'melatonin, MLT] could amplify the anti-tumoral activity of IL-2* 'sometimes used in cancer therapy] and induce...tumor regression and prolong progression-free time and overall survival. (emphasis added)

"...Similar findings were obtained in a study in which melatonin MLT was combined with gamma-interferon in metastic 'kidney cell cancer.]

"In addition, MLT in combination with low-dose IL-2 was able to neutralize the surgery-induced 'destruction of lymph cells] in cancer patients. IL-2 treatment in patients results in activation of the immune system and creates the most suitable biological background for MLT" (emphasis added). Please note that even melatonin intake can be excessive. This should be worked out with the physician.

*Interleukin 2.
 

Melatonin and Cancer Bibliography

Adv Exp Med Biol, vol. 467, l999, by Dr. G.J. Maestroni of the Center For Experimental Pathology, Locarno, Switz. It was titled Therapeutic Potential of Melatonin in Immunodeficiency States, Viral Diseases and Cancer, and contained other references to reports of melatonin benefits.

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