Melatonin in the Prevention and Control of Cancer

Russel Reiter, Ph.D.

RUSSEL REITER, Ph.D., Endocrinology, Wake Forest College. He has taught anatomy at University of Rochester and University of Texas Health Science Center, where he is currently professor of neuroendocrinology. He is founder and editor of The Journal of Pineal Research, and also serves on the advisory boards of other medical journals. He also has written six professional books, edited three others, and has contributed to more than 700 research articles in peer-reviewed publications including Science, Nature, and The Lancet.. He is also a dedicated teacher, currently training 90 postdoctoral students. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Reiter has received 40 honors and awards, including 2 doctorates in medicine, and the McIntyre Medal for Achievement in Medical Science.

Dr. Reiter has devoted 33 years of research to the pineal gland and melatonin. Colleagues have labeled him "the godfather" of melatonin research. His major interests relate to the role of the pineal gland and melatonin in reproductive physiology, and the function of melatonin in antioxidative defense mechanisms.

Dr. Reiter co-authored Melatonin-Breakthrough: Discoveries that Can Help You, revealing cutting-edge research on melatonin, a natural hormone and antioxidant that some believe helps determine how well we sleep, how fast we age and how effectively we fight off disease. In this video, Dr. Reiter speaks on Melatonin in the Prevention & Control of Cancer.

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