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Update on the positive effects of light in humans.
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PMID:  15656701     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The adverse effects of sunlight, from melanoma to cataracts, are well known and frequently reported (1). However, because humans evolved under sunlight, it is not surprising that there are many positive effects of light on human health. Light that reaches the human eye has two fundamental biological functions: regulation of the visual cycle and of circadian rhythm. We report here the most recent developments in both of these areas.
Joan E Roberts
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Photochemistry and photobiology     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0031-8655     ISO Abbreviation:  Photochem. Photobiol.     Publication Date:    2005 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-13     Completed Date:  2005-10-03     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376425     Medline TA:  Photochem Photobiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  490-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Fordham University, Department of Natural Sciences, 113 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cataract / prevention & control
Circadian Rhythm / physiology,  radiation effects*
Eye / radiation effects*
Melatonin / physiology
Ocular Physiological Phenomena / radiation effects*
Visual Fields / physiology
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