Table 1

Plasma melatonin before and after treatment

NoAge (y)Diurnal secretion (pg/ml)Nocturnal secretion (pg/ml)
Before treatmentAfter
treatment
DifferenceBefore treatmentAfter
treatment
Difference
1175.33.51.83.53.50.0
215130.37.5122.718.14.014.1
31315.84.910.94.13.90.2
4999.617.582.114.17.36.8
5951.95.046.810.14.25.9
6853.710.942.86.58.9−2.4
7786.08.97730.622.28.4
8612.54.5830.720.010.7
94157.712.9144.8110.112.198.0
Mean values6882510
Statistical valuep<0.02NS