Fun Testosterone facts

Testosterone is thought of as a male hormone, but both men and woman produce testosterone.  Both the testicles of men and the ovaries of female produce testosterone.  The levels of testosterone are 8 times greater in men however.

Testosterone helps prevent osteoporosis (bone loss).

Testosterone is synthesized from cholesterol by the liver.

Testosterone is important for muscle mass and strength.

The level of testosterone normally decreases with age.

Studies have shown that investors with higher testosterone levels make more risky trades.

Obese men have lower testosterone levels.  It is thought that fat cells have inflammatory factors that suppress testosterone levels.

Studies have shown that when a man is a fan of a sports team, his testosterone level will go up if his team wins a game!

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