Health & Fitness

Melatonin and Health Benefits Including Cancer Prevention

Kristen Sparrow • April 23, 2016

We’ve covered the value of melatonin previously on the blog, but I was not aware of the cancer fighting properties.  This research was done over 10 years ago and I’m dismayed that I wasn’t aware of it!

The Value of Melatonin in Breast Cancer Prevention and Adjunctive Treatment

By James P. Meschino, DC, MS

Although melatonin (MLT) is best known for its sleep-aid properties and as a natural remedy to prevent jet lag, extensive experimental studies suggest it possesses anticancer activity through several biological mechanisms: anti-proliferative action, stimulation of anticancer immunity, modulation of oncogene expression, and anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-angiogenic effects. Several experimental studies have shown MLT may inhibit cancer cell growth, and preliminary clinical studies have shown its anticancer property in human cancer patients.”