Melatonin circadian rhythm in anorexia nervosa and obesity

@article{Brambilla1988MelatoninCR,
  title={Melatonin circadian rhythm in anorexia nervosa and obesity},
  author={Francesca Brambilla and Franco Fraschini and G. Degli Esposti and P. A. Bossolo and Ettore Ferrari},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},
  year={1988},
  volume={23},
  pages={267-276}
}
The mean 24-hour secretion and circadian rhythm of melatonin were studied in 12 female subjects with anorexia nervosa (AN), 13 massively obese (OB) women, and 9 normal weight healthy volunteers to investigate the relationship between type of feeding behavior and hormonal secretory pattern. Blood samples for melatonin were drawn every 4 hours from 0400 h to 2400 h and every 2 hours from 2400 h to 0400 h. Mean 24-hour melatonin secretion was significantly higher in AN than in OB patients and… CONTINUE READING

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