Effects of continuous light and melatonin treatment on energy metabolism of the rat.

@article{Mustonen2002EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of continuous light and melatonin treatment on energy metabolism of the rat.},
  author={A M Mustonen and Petteri Nieminen and Heikki Hyv{\"a}rinen},
  journal={Journal of endocrinological investigation},
  year={2002},
  volume={25 8},
  pages={716-23}
}
Melatonin affects food intake, body mass and adiposity of several mammals, but the effects of melatonin on energy metabolism remain largely unknown. This study investigated subacute effects of persistent melatonin treatment and continuous light on carbohydrate and fat metabolism of rat liver and kidney. The male and female rats (no.=40) were maintained either in 12L:12D photoperiod or in constant light. Half the rats in both lighting conditions were treated with continuous-release melatonin… CONTINUE READING