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Melatonin and Nighttime Blood Pressure in African Americans

2014-08-27 03:14:04 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This purpose of this study is to test the effect of oral melatonin supplementation (8 mg per night for 4 weeks) on nighttime blood pressure in African Americans with a history of elevated nighttime blood pressure.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Hypertension

Intervention

8 mg time-release melatonin pills, Placebo pills

Location

Emory University
Atlanta
Georgia
United States
30322

Status

Recruiting

Source

Emory University

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:04-0400

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A biogenic amine that is found in animals and plants. In mammals, melatonin is produced by the PINEAL GLAND. Its secretion increases in darkness and decreases during exposure to light. Melatonin is implicated in the regulation of SLEEP, mood, and REPRODUCTION. Melatonin is also an effective antioxidant.

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Finely powdered native hydrous magnesium silicate. It is used as a dusting powder, either alone or with starch or boric acid, for medicinal and toilet preparations. It is also an excipient and filler for pills, tablets, and for dusting tablet molds. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)

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