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Testosterone Shown To Boost Sexual Function
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Testosterone Shown To Boost Sexual Function

After years of debate about whether the benefits of testosterone supplements outweigh suspected risks (heart problems and prostate cancer), a large-scale study involving 790 men, all of whom were 65 or older, concludes that yes, testosterone does improve sexual function and mood in older men with low testosterone levels, but […]

Why Women Like Long Distance Runners
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Why Women Like Long Distance Runners

Why do women like long distance runners? Don’t ask a woman; ask a biological anthropologist, specifically, a biological anthropologist at the University of Cambridge, where researchers think the reason is deep in our past: better runners make better hunters, and better hunters are nicer people. A University of Cambridge news […]

Testosterone Surge Is For Losers, Too
Attitude Fitness

Testosterone Surge Is For Losers, Too

It’s called the “winner effect,” because trainers have long believed that winning athletic competition actually boosts testosterone levels. Now a new study by researchers at Emory University suggests that it should be called the “winner and loser effect.” The researchers analyzed saliva samples of male and female cross country runners […]

Humans: before and after the T drop. Credit: Robert Cieri/University of Utah.
Attitude

Low Testosterone Makes You A Nicer Person

Worried about low T? Maybe you should be more worried about high T. Evolutionary anthropologists at Duke University are persuaded that a drop in testosterone contributed to developments such as technological innovation and making art , as well as a more cooperative temperament. Yes, testosterone dropped and people got nicer. […]

Testosterone May Impair Sleep
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Testosterone May Impair Sleep

Men with many things to keep them up at night can add another suspect to the list: testosterone. Researchers at the University of Chicago Sleep, Metabolism and Health Center evaluated the sleep of 44 men, all of whom were overweight or obese, but otherwise healthy.  A news release from the […]