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  1. Subscribersonhouse
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    30 Dec '20 10:18
    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article248150170.html
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    30 Dec '20 18:36
    @sonhouse said
    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article248150170.html
    The science seems sound but my guess is that conclusion was thrown in at the end for impact. It's a big study but a 28% reduced likelihood of a positive lab test result? Just wear a mask and you'll reduce your likelihood by 70%.

    "...melatonin usage (odds ratio [OR] = 0.72, 95% CI 0.56–0.91) is significantly associated with a 28% reduced likelihood of a positive laboratory test result for SARS-CoV-2..."

    I'm not sure when the results of this trial will be published...

    https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/study/NCT04353128

    but the results will be much more revealing.
  3. Subscribersonhouse
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    31 Dec '20 15:44
    @wildgrass
    I guess the point there is doing both makes it easier if you do get C19.
  4. Subscribersonhouse
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    03 Jan '21 02:05
    @sonhouse said
    @wildgrass
    I guess the point there is doing both makes it easier if you do get C19.
    I saw that pistachio nuts have melatonin but when I looked up the amount and it is reported they have some 600 NANOgrams per gram or 600 parts in a billion.

    You would have to eat a quarter pound of the stuff to get the 1/3 of a milligram the body produces, say 300 odd micrograms.

    There was a study done by MIT showing the amount of melatonin used and generated by healthy adults is like I said, about 1/3 of a milligram but the doses sold in stores is ten to 50 times that, which just floods the system with melatonin for no good reason. I have to look to find even half milligram doses, instead, they sell 3 milligram and 5 and ten mg. In spite of the MIT work. 300 MICROGRAMS is what we produce and they want to force us to take ten THOUSAND micrograms.
    I guess that is what advertising does. Anything to make a buck.
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