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Low melatonin secretion is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 10 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2202


The hormone melatonin is secreted by the pineal gland during the night and has receptors throughout the body, including the pancreatic islet cells. It is thought to play a role in energy metabolism and to affect the …

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