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Melatonin protects your bones while losing fat! This was previously demonstrated by our group. The mechanisms behind these findings are still elusive, and the aim of the present study is to assess the mechanisms. In a double-blinded randomized controlled trial 40 postmenopausal woman are randomized to receive either 10 mg melatonin or placebo nightly for three months. Changes in gene expression in marrow cells will be assessed through micro array. Markers of bone metabolism will be assessed through biochemical markers. Cardiovascular health will be measured by tonometry and 24h blood pressure. The results of the study will contribute with important knowledge about the beneficial effects of melatonin making it an interesting supplement to known treatment regimens against osteoporosis and overweight.

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NCT number NCT04864509
Study type Interventional
Source University of Aarhus
Contact Anne Kristine Amstrup
Phone 78 45 54 75
Email [email protected]
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase Phase 4
Start date May 1, 2021
Completion date June 1, 2024

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