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Old 09-10-2015, 07:31 PM   #1
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Default Melatonin and the immune system

Interesting findings out of Brigham and Women's with regard to MS and the immune system in general...

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0910131612.htm


"We found that melatonin has a protective effect," said Quintana. "It dampens the immune response and helps keep the bad guys -- or pathogenic T cells -- at bay."

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