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Testosterone and aggression

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There is strong evidence in animals that testosterone is directly associated with aggression, although this correlation is not as strong in humans.[1] In human studies a relationship has been found between measures of testosterone in adolescent males and aggression [2] with similar results found in women [3].

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  1. Simpson, K (2001) The role of testosterone in aggression. MJM, 6, 32-40 Full text
  2. Olweus D, Mattson A, Schalling D, Low H. (1988) Circulating testosterone levels and aggression in adolescent males: a causal analysis. Psychosomatic Medicine 50: 261-272.
  3. Ehlers CL, Rickler KC, Hovey JE. (1980) A possible relationship between plasma testosterone and aggressive behavior and socialdominance in man. Psychosomatic Medicine 36: 469-475

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