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Bhatti et al 1 recently examined the impact of chronotype on melatonin levels in shift-workers and concluded that ‘(…) morning type shift-workers were better able to maintain normal patterns of melatonin secretion (…), suggesting that morning types may be protected against the negative effects of shift-work related melatonin disruption’. However, their data show that, compared to daytime workers sleeping at night, early chronotypes have lower melatonin …
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