LOST FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

A PROMINENT RESEARCHER CHARGES THAT THE BENEFITS OF NATURE'S SLEEPING PILL HAVE BEEN BADLY OVERSOLD

NO ONE WANTS TO BELIEVE IN THE health benefits of melatonin more than Fred Turek. A neurobiologist at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Turek has devoted two decades of his life to studying this naturally occurring substance produced by the pineal gland. He feels certain that it functions as the body's own safe and highly effective sleeping potion. But lately Turek can't shake the feeling that the world has gone melatonin mad. Based on the flimsiest scientific evidence, the subject of his research is now being trumpeted in books and magazines and on television as a cure for everything from autism...

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