Emotionally supportive relationships linked to lower testosterone in men

first_imgLinkedIn Science and folklore alike have long suggested that high levels of testosterone can facilitate the sorts of attitudes and behavior that make for, well, a less than ideal male parent.It has long been known that among humans (and some other species as well), males who cooperate amicably with their female mates in raising and nurturing offspring often have lower testosterone levels than their more aggressive and occasionally grumpy counterparts. But two University of Notre Dame anthropologists are looking beyond the nuclear family for such effects.Not only spouses, but also other relatives, good friends, colleagues, neighbors and fellow church members can play a role, suggest Lee T. Gettler, assistant professor of anthropology and director of the Notre Dame’s Hormones, Health, and Human Behavior Laboratory, and Rahul C. Oka, Ford Family Assistant Professor of Anthropology, in an article forthcoming in the journal Hormones and Behavior. Email Share on Twitter The new study focuses on a large, representative sample of aging U.S. men and the ways their testosterone varies when they have emotionally supportive relationships.“Compared to other U.S. men, fathers and married men often have lower testosterone,” Gettler said. “We think this helps them be more nurturing. We are the first to show that this also occurs with other social relationships. Our results show that when older men have emotionally supportive relationships with their siblings, friends, neighbors and coworkers, they also have lower testosterone.”According to Gettler, “We know that men and women with social support have much better health, overall, while testosterone affects risks for depression, cardiovascular disease, obesity and some cancers. We hope our findings, connecting these two areas, help stimulate new conversations about social support, biology and well-being.“Most of us have probably seen the TV commercials promoting testosterone as a remedy for symptoms of aging or ‘manopause.’ Our findings suggest that the social side effects of these testosterone supplements in older men should be carefully studied. While testosterone does go down with age, the potential social benefits that can accompany lower testosterone suggest it is not all doom and gloom.”center_img Share Pinterest Share on Facebooklast_img read more

Unifeeder Bolsters Schedule

first_imgFrom October 2014, North European short sea operator Unifeeder plans to significantly upgrade its scheduled routes connecting the European peninsula with Russia, Finland and the Baltic States.These relate to:Five weekly sailings, of which four are direct between Hamburg and St. PetersburgTwo weekly direct sailings between Rotterdam and St. PetersburgAfter the schedule upgrade, Unifeeder will have 21 departures in total every week connecting the European peninsula with Russia, Finland and the Baltic ports.“Our unique business model, which combines feeder cargo with shortsea cargo enables us to make this move that will benefit both our feeder customers – the large intercontinental carriers – as well as our shortsea customers, who are always asking for higher frequency, shorter transits and reliable schedules,” says Jesper Kristensen, CEO of Unifeeder.According to Unifeeder, in this way shippers and importers can minimize interim storage in ports as they can ship smaller lots more frequently, avoid bottlenecks in transit, and benefit from the increased reliability of the floating conveyor belt that Unifeeder strives to provide. [mappress]Press Release, October 3, 2014; Image: Hamburg Hafenlast_img read more

ONLINE: Na Tour nastv as Pyrenej. Ambition which favorite today…

first_imgThe Pyrenees are the same as last year in the itinerary of the sediment before the Alps. A total of eight peaks packed into just two stages, three until Saturday and five until Sunday. Both are moles and can be very explosive. First 141 kilometers from Cazeres-sur-Garonne to Loudenville and a day later 153 kilometers from Pau to Laruns on Sunday.ONLINE: Osm etapa Tour de FranceBoth stages do not end with a mountain range, but after the last peak of the day there is a descent to the cell. Today it will be 11 miles from Peyresourd to Loudenville. For riders who will be refrained on a steep climb, this will often mean that they need to descend to the very limit of risk to limit loss.The eye is extremely intense in the first hours and a huge battle is being played by Matt White, the sports director of Mitchelton-Scott, who plays Adam Yates’ jersey.It will be interesting to see which strategy is chosen on Saturday, says Wout Van Aert, who will again turn into a warm and strong domesticate of Primo Roglie and Tom Dumoulin. They are really high at first and the mountains and people are getting tired. This weekend we will see who has the legs to fight for the victory on this Tour.Allan Paiper, Sports Director of the UAE Emirates Court: Unlike the Pyrenees, the Alpch expects mountain rides in the spirit of everything or nothing. In the Pyrenees, we will see a game of howling.Despite the name of the sweat, the peak on the route is Saturday’s stage considered three of the two teams on the Pyrenean menu.4. from 2020 at 21:46, pspvek archivovn: 5. from 2020 at 8:22There are two ascents of the 1st category on its route: the Col de la Ment at 59.5 kilometers and the famous Peyresourde Pass, once part of the so-called Death Circuit, just 12 kilometers before the customs. And between them, at the 104th kilometer, there is a direct extraordinary category on another of the famous Pyrenees: Port de Balès.Experts believe that she could join the group together as a group of favorites. And anyone from his strong peloton could not get out, he could permanently fall out of the battle.Adam Yates of Mitchelton-Scott wears a jersey on his shoulders and is at least three seconds ahead of Primo Roglie, leader of Jumba, and 13 seconds ahead of his first Guillaum Martin of Cofidis.Fifteen riders are still in the overall order in the range of one minute, twenty in the range of two and a half minutes. Including five latecomers Tade Pogaar, Mikel Landy, Richie Port and Bauke Mollema, who have something to fix.It starts at 1:30 pm on Saturday.The Pyrenees are responsible for some questions about the favorite form, to Gabriel Rasch, sports director of Ineos. The seduction really starts and here. A n ambition in the Pyrenees urit sho.last_img read more

M. Brown, Onwuasor still sidelined from Thursday’s Ravens practice

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — Wide receiver Marquise Brown and inside linebacker Patrick Onwuasor remained sidelined from Thursday’s practice as the Ravens count down to their meeting with Cincinnati.Brown hurt his right ankle in the second quarter of the Week 5 win at Pittsburgh and didn’t return until the fourth quarter, registering just one catch for three yards after sustaining the injury. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman is hoping to get Brown going again after the 2019 first-round pick registered a total of 44 receiving yards over the last two games. However, he did make a terrific 11-yard touchdown catch before leaving Sunday’s game with the ailment.Many are clamoring for offensive coordinator Greg Roman to find more creative ways to get the speedy Brown the football as defenses have gone out of their way to take away the deep ball since the first two games of the season when Brown registered a combined 12 catches for 233 yards and two touchdowns.“I think we’d like to definitely deploy Marquise in a variety of ways,” Roman said. “I think if you do them all at once, that’s one way to do it. But you kind of like to evolve and add things as you go rather than just kind of throw it all out there in one game or two games. It’s a long season, so it’ll continue to evolve, his role.”Onwuasor is also dealing with a right ankle injury despite playing all but six defensive snaps against the Steelers. With the arrival of veteran Josh Bynes to play the “Mike” linebacker position last week, Onwuasor moved back to the weak side, the position he previously played next to four-time Pro Bowl selection C.J. Mosley.Should Onwuasor not be able to play Sunday, the Ravens would have to choose between second-year linebackers Kenny Young and Chris Board to play next to Bynes, who is rapidly gaining trust among Ravens coaches and teammates after a strong 2019 debut.“The biggest thing Josh brought was a calmness to the middle of the defense, and it let ‘Peanut’ play faster,” defensive coordinator Wink Martindale said. “It just really brought a calmness to our group inside there with the linebacker room.”Tight end Mark Andrews (left shoulder) and cornerback Maurice Canady (thigh) practiced on a limited basis Thursday after sitting out the first practice of the week.Meanwhile, the Bengals welcomed back wide receiver A.J. Green to practice for the first time since the seven-time Pro Bowl selection injured his ankle on the first day of training camp in July. Green will not play against the Ravens, but his limited participation improves his chances of playing in Week 7.Offensive tackle Cordy Glenn (concussion) didn’t practice after working on a limited basis Wednesday, making it likely he’ll miss his sixth straight game to begin the season.Below is Thursday’s full injury report:BALTIMOREDID NOT PARTICIPATE: WR Marquise Brown (ankle), LB Patrick Onwuasor (ankle), CB Jimmy Smith (knee), DT Brandon Williams (non-injury)LIMITED PARTICIPATION: TE Mark Andrews (shoulder), CB Maurice Canady (thigh)FULL PARTICIPATION: CB Brandon Carr (non-injury), RB Mark Ingram (non-injury), G Marshal Yanda (non-injury), S Earl Thomas (non-injury)CINCINNATIDID NOT PARTICIPATE: DT Ryan Glasgow (thigh), OT Cordy Glenn (concussion), OT Andre Smith (ankle), S Shawn Williams (thigh), DE Kerry Wynn (concussion)LIMITED PARTICIPATION: DE Carlos Dunlap (knee), WR A.J. Green (ankle), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (non-injury), G John Miller (groin), LB Nick Vigil (ankle)FULL PARTICIPATION: K Randy Bullock (back), WR Alex Erickson (concussion), G Michael Jordan (ankle)last_img read more