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

ROLAND Spedition moves railtrack machinery

first_imgOverall ROLAND Spedition handled the movement of 12 machines with an approximate total weight of 500 tonnes, transferring the machines directly from the rail line in the port of Drammen, Norway to a geared heavy lift vessel. On arrival in Bremen, the machines were again transferred directly onto the rail line. ROLAND Spedition staff were on hand in both countries during the most challenging parts of the operation to provide close supervision.last_img

Countdown to Election Day rolls on

first_imgEarly Voting numbers through ten days total 3,588.  Tuesday’s total early vote was 362. Early Voting hours today are 9 am until 4 pm at Jacksboro and 9 am to 2 pm at Jellico.  SEE the full ballot HERE.  With just over a week until the voters of Campbell County solidify their choices, plans are underway for candidates to have watch parties as the results come in from the polls. WLAF wants to know where you will be celebrating. Email the location of your party to wlaf@1450wlaf.com, and we will acknowledge you on the air.So far, Aaron Evans, Brian Younce, Jeffrey Miller, and Marvin Rutherford have let us know where they will be.WLAF will have reporters at the precincts and the election commission in order to provide you with the most comprehensive reporting of Election 2018. Coverage of the election will begin at 7:30 pm on Thursday, August 2. Returns and on air interviews will be televised live over WLAF-TV 12 and www.1450wlaf.com as well as live radio coverage over AM 1450 and FM 100.9, Facebook and Twitter.Coverage over WLAF is made possible in part by Dave’s Lawn Mower Parts, C & L Furniture, First National Bank, Gray Insurance Agency, Robbins Guttering, JCR Construction, Peoples Bank of the South, David Bales Buick-GMC, La Follette Utilities Board, Terry’s Pharmacy, State Farm Agent Tabatha Smith, and Powell-Clinch Utility District.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/25/2018-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more