Men with high testosterone are more likely to CHEAT: Experts find an increased degree of infidelity among those with the highest levels of the hormone
- Scientists from the University of Zurich interviewed 224 healthy middle-aged men
- The participants had a permanent relationship for 20 years or more
- Those with lower levels were less likely to have an affair, the experts found
Men with a high testosterone are much more likely to cheat on their partners, a study shows.
Researchers found increased rates of infidelity in men with the highest levels of the hormone.
Those with lower levels were less likely to have an affair, according to the team at the University of Zurich in Switzerland.
Researchers from the University of Zurich discovered an increased degree of infidelity in men with the highest levels of the hormone
The findings support earlier research suggesting that the hormone can affect a man's ability to stay true to his partner.
Researchers say the results are significant because testosterone replacement therapy is becoming increasingly popular.
Doctors prepare the treatment for marking libido and even depression.
Testosterone – produced in the testicles – often becomes the & # 39; male & # 39; called hormone. However, women also produce it in much smaller quantities.
The hormone is responsible for the deeper voices of men, hairy crates, libido and muscle mass.
More than a third of men admitted that they had cheated their partners at least once and the majority had higher than average testosterone levels
WHAT IS TESTOSTERONE?
Testosterone is the male sex hormone and is usually made in the testicles, but also in the adrenal glands that are close to the kidneys.
It ensures that the voice becomes deeper, body hair grows and the genitals grow larger during puberty.
In addition to influencing libido and sperm production, it also plays a role in developing strong bones and muscles, and how the body distributes fat.
Women also create small amounts of the hormone in the ovaries and adrenal glands, and it affects their fertility and bones and muscles.
Too high or too low testosterone levels can cause various problems.
Low testosterone in men can cause erection problems, low sex drive, infertility, weakened muscles and bones, fat accumulation and hair loss.
However, too much testosterone can cause puberty in boys under the age of nine, is linked to aggression, and may increase the risk of prostate problems, including cancer.
Male testosterone levels are usually highest when he is about 20 years old and naturally decrease with age.
Higher levels in men have previously been associated with risky behavior, as well as an increased attraction to the opposite sex.
The scientists interviewed 224 healthy middle-aged men who had had long-term relationships for 20 years or more.
They questioned them about the frequency of their unfaithful behavior and took saliva samples to measure testosterone levels.
More than a third of the men admitted that they had cheated their partners at least once and the majority had higher than average testosterone levels.
Researchers said they have a & # 39; robust & # 39; relationship between the hormone and the infidelity of men.
It can also explain why men cheat so much more than women, wrote the team in the journal Biological Psychiatry.
In a report on the findings, they said: & # 39; Higher levels of testosterone are related to mating behavior, sexual desire, and infidelity.
& # 39; Men have on average six times as much testosterone as women and show considerably higher percentages of unfaithful behavior.
& # 39; They tend to seek sexual encounters more often because of the evolutionary reproductive benefits of having multiple sexual partners.
& # 39; But research also suggests that men with high testosterone levels are perceived by women as more attractive in terms of short-term partners. & # 39;
They added: & # 39; Higher testosterone levels are a potential risk factor for unfaithful behavior.
& # 39; This is especially important because testosterone supplementation in men has received much attention for the treatment of sexual dysfunction or depression. & # 39;
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