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How does testosterone affect a man's health?

Think of testosterone and you probably conjure images of Rocky Balboa, cavemen, or Christian Bale -- and with good reason. The most potent male hormone is responsible for big muscles and a hearty sex drive. But testosterone plays a bigger role than its macho reputation suggests. Here are six ways it impacts your everyday actions:
  • builds bone and muscle mass
  • boosts sex drive
  • promotes both body hair growth and baldness
  • may prevent heart disease
  • improves memory and concentration
  • enhances mood and motivation

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