If your husband or boyfriend is talking with a pretty woman, please do not prevent him for his health. A new study has revealed that just being in the presence of an attractive member of the opposite gender causes a temporary surge in levels of testosterone, which is linked with the male libido, and cortisol associated with alertness and wellbeing.
Lead researcher Dr James Roney said the increases did replicate the boosts found in animals. "Both testosterone and cortisol increased among men who spoke with women but declined among men who interacted with other men."
过去科学家的研究已显示，动物在求偶时，也会有类似的内分泌变化现象。负责这项研究的罗尼博士（Dr James Roney）说，研究结果清楚显示，和女性交谈提高了男性分泌睾酮和可体松，这两项男性荷尔蒙有助提高精力与注意力，同时可以缓和紧张情绪，健康效果佳。
For their study, the researchers, led by California University, recruited 149 male students aged between 18 and 24 with a third interacting with a male researcher of 25 and the others talking to one of seven female graduates aged 18 to 22.
根据美国加州大学（University of California）对149名年龄在18岁到24岁男学生的研究，其中1/3的参与者与男性研究人员互动，其他则安排与18岁到22岁的女大学生互动。
After the short five minute sessions, the men were asked to rate the physical attractiveness of the women between one and seven. The average was 5.83 showing they found them alluring, ‘The Daily Telegraph’ reported.
The participants then swished with mouthwash before providing a sample of saliva into a collection vial which was tested within 20 to 40 minutes of exposure to the women.
The study found that just a five minute talk with an attractive woman raised the levels of testosterone by 14 percent and the anti-stress hormone cortisol by 48 per cent. Spending the same time with men saw the hormones drop two percent and seven percent respectively, it found.
(The English news originates from “Meeting pretty women ‘makes men feel good’”)
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