Duquesne researchers seeking volunteers for bone loss study
A team of Duquesne University researchers is seeking volunteers for a clinical trial that will attempt to treat bone loss with a combination of melatonin, vitamins and minerals.
A Duquesne spokesman said the trial will build on the success of one Duquesne pharmacology professor Paula Witt-Enderby conducted three years ago. It found that melatonin, a natural mineral released by the body and a popular over-the-counter sleep aid, helped prevent bone loss in healthy women entering menopause.
“Many women are worried about having to take a powerful drug for months to years before they see results, so a more natural treatment is appealing,” Witt-Enderby said.
She is seeking 20 postmenopausal volunteers who have been diagnosed with osteopenia-related bone loss for the new trial this month.
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