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# 758 - Testosterone Blamed For Bad Behavior In Men? Think Again

Guest: Anthony Roberts

Testosterone gets a bad rap for being an anti-social hormone causing aggression, rage and violence. New research shows it may exactly the opposite.

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0 # cogrick2 2011-07-09 21:42
More supportive research: Testosterone metabolites either decreased anxiety or increased cognition in male rats when they binded to an estrogen receptor, but the metabolite that did not bind had no effect on these endpoints:

PUBMED ID: 19263246

Age (Dordr). 2009 Jun;31(2):119-2 6. Epub 2009 Mar 5.
Chronic administration of androgens with actions at estrogen receptor beta have anti-anxiety and cognitive-enhan cing effects in male rats.
Osborne DM, Edinger K, Frye CA.

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