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Study finds melatonin supplements vary in actual dosage compared to what's advertised

The label for a bottle of melatonin pills. Melatonin is a hormone that helps control the body's sleep cycle. (Patrick Sison/AP)
The label for a bottle of melatonin pills. Melatonin is a hormone that helps control the body's sleep cycle. (Patrick Sison/AP)

Some people may be getting more than they bargained for when taking melatonin gummies to help them sleep. A new study found that melatonin gummies may contain up to three times more melatonin than advertised due to little FDA oversight.

Here & Now‘s Scott Tong speaks with STAT reporter Nicholas Florko about why this is concerning.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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