Melatonin production and light exposure of rotating night workers.

  title={Melatonin production and light exposure of rotating night workers.},
  author={Marie Dumont and Val{\'e}rie Lanct{\^o}t and Rapha{\"e}lle Cadieux-Viau and Jean Paquet},
  journal={Chronobiology international},
  volume={29 2},
Decreased melatonin production, due to acute suppression of pineal melatonin secretion by light exposure during night work, has been suggested to underlie higher cancer risks associated with prolonged experience of night work. However, the association between light exposure and melatonin production has never been measured in the field. In this study, 24-h melatonin production and ambulatory light exposure were assessed during both night-shift and day/evening-shift periods in 13 full-time… CONTINUE READING
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