Do naturally high testosterone levels equal stronger female athletic performance?

Over the past few years, controversy has surrounded the World Athletics ruling that female hyperandrogenic athletes—female athletes with naturally high levels of testosterone—are banned from competing in certain track events. The controversy is perhaps best exemplified by the case of South African runner Caster Semenya. This rule is based on the hypothesis that total testosterone levels directly determine athletic performance […]

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GenRx Cyproterone 100mg

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. GENRX CYPROTERONE 100 MG TABLETS Contains the active ingredient cyproterone (as cyproterone acetate) Consumer Medicine Information   What is in this leaflet Read this leaflet carefully before taking your medicine. This leaflet answers some common questions about cyproterone. It does not contain all the available information. It […]

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Rise in testosterone level boosts young women’s running capacity

A rise in the level of the male hormone testosterone significantly boosts young physically active women’s capacity to run for longer, reveals the first study of its kind, published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Testosterone also increases muscle mass and leanness, even though body weight doesn’t change, the findings show. The impact of the hormone on athletic […]

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10 Medical Myths We Should Stop Believing. Doctors, Too

You might assume that standard medical advice was supported by mounds of scientific research. But researchers recently discovered that nearly 400 routine practices were flatly contradicted by studies published in leading journals. Of more than 3,000 studies published from 2003 through 2017 in JAMA and the Lancet, and from 2011 through 2017 in the New England Journal of Medicine, more […]

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Testosterone and cortisol modulate the effects of empathy on aggression in children

Researchers at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country have explored the psychobiological mechanisms that may exist behind aggressive behaviour in children. The study, which included 139 eight-year-old children, has concluded that low levels of testosterone and high levels of empathy may explain the low levels of aggressive behaviour in girls; low levels of empathy and high levels of cortisol may […]

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