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Ter Arkh. 2012;84(10):109-12.

[Melatonin and metabolic syndrome: is there an association?].

[Article in Russian]


The basis for the current view of the mechanisms for regulating metabolic processes is the hypothesis proposed by the United Kingdom scientists E. Scott and P. Grant that evolutionary fixed adaptation to seasonal environmental changes is impaired. Under the hypothesis, impairment in seasonal and circadian rhythms is the key condition for the occurrence of obesity, arterial hypertension (AH), and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The diseases of civilization, namely obesity, insulin resistance, and AH, are a direct result of chronic metabolic disturbance due to light pollution.

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