Serum melatonin levels and antioxidant capacities after consumption of pineapple, orange, or banana by healthy male volunteers

  title={Serum melatonin levels and antioxidant capacities after consumption of pineapple, orange, or banana by healthy male volunteers},
  author={Manit Sae-Teaw and Jeffrey Roy Johns and Nutjaree Pratheepawanit Johns and Suphat Subongkot},
  journal={Journal of Pineal Research},
Melatonin is a naturally occurring molecule biosynthesized by the pineal gland of vertebrates; it also has been identified in many plants. It is considered an important antioxidant and may retard the development of some neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. Previous studies in humans have measured melatonin metabolites in urine and have indicated that melatonin‐containing foods may provide dietary melatonin. This study tested whether the consumption of fruits or fruit juice containing… 

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