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Color-dependent Melatonin Suppression

2016-10-19 02:38:21 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of complex, broad-band spectra light on the production of melatonin in humans.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)

Conditions

Melatonin

Intervention

Light - standard, Light - alternate

Location

VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Palo Alto
California
United States
94304

Status

Recruiting

Source

VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-10-19T02:38:21-0400

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