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Title: The effect of dim light on suppression of nocturnal melatonin in healthy women and men.
Authors: Nathan, P J;Burrows, Graham D;Norman, Trevor R
Affiliation: University of Melbourne, Department of Psychiatry, Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.
Issue Date: 16-May-1997
Citation: Journal of Neural Transmission (vienna, Austria : 1996); 104(6-7): 643-8
Abstract: The present study investigated the effect of dim white light on nocturnal plasma melatonin in males and females. Subjects were exposed to light between 2400 hr and 0100 hr. No significant gender differences were found with both 200 lux (p > 0.1) and 500 lux (p > 0.1) of light. Furthermore the amplitude of the melatonin rhythm was not significantly different with gender. This suggests that at low intensities the melatonin sensitivity to light is not differentially regulated between sexes.
Internal ID Number: 9444564
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/13567
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9444564
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Analysis of Variance
Circadian Rhythm.radiation effects
Female
Humans
Light
Male
Melatonin.secretion
Middle Aged
Pineal Gland.radiation effects
Reference Values
Secretory Rate.radiation effects
Sex Characteristics
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