Betreff: melatonin, TSH, prolactin...cortisol....1995
Datum: Mon, 28 May 2007 02:42:54 EDT

THEY have known since 1995 --   even if  "the genetic link" wasn't made back then, there certainly had been and still is plenty of information available re benefits of increased melatonin as well as "aging" and other adverse health effects as result of reduced melatonin levels.  As we know, much of the information has to do with low level EMF/EMR exposures and some of the studies refer to electron effects while carefully avoiding termnology such as "EMF/EMR....."      Take care  -   Joanne
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 Brief report: Circadian melatonin, thyroid-stimulating hormone, prolactin, and cortisol levels in serum of young adults with autism

Israel Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (USA), 1995, 25/6 (641-654)

An abnormal circadian pattern of melatonin was found in a group of young adults with an extreme autism syndrome. Although not out of phase, the serum melatonin levels differed from normal in amplitude and mesor. Marginal changes in diurnal rhythms of serum TSH and possibly prolactin were also recorded. Subjects with seizures tended to have an abnormal pattern of melatonin correlated with EEG changes. In others, a parallel was evidenced between thyroid function and impairment in verbal communication. There appears to be a tendency for various types of neuroendocrinological abnormalities in autistics, and melatonin, as well as possibly TSH and perhaps prolactin, could serve as biochemical variables of the biological parameters of the disease.

Note:  above access will bring up Life Extension site ....CLICK on "Product abstracts for melatonin"....above item  is 10th on the list and is titled "Brief report.....autism....."

[  File notes:  While I have Dr. Russel Reiter's book, "Melatonin," I have been told the book is now out-of-print.  There appears to be a way to order the book on the Life Extension site but my computer (cookies???) wouldn't allow me to proceed........jcm.....5-27-07..... ]