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Testosterone Keeps You Honest

Here's a surprising benefit of this male hormone.

Guys, you know testosterone does a lot for a man's health. In this video, Dr. Oz reveals another surprising benefit of this male hormone and shares tips to boost your testosterone levels.

First, how much to do you know about testosterone? That male hormone fosters more than posturing and aggression. It’s important for sexual desire and satisfaction, brain size and function, and muscle tone.

Testosterone can even keep you honest!

A study found that men dosed with a bit of extra testosterone lied less frequently than those without the hormone helper.

Seems the hormone works in the brain to promote ethical behavior and feelings of social cooperation. It may also reduce fear, make you more resilient to stress, and more self-confident.

Here’s how you can boost your testosterone levels:

  • Lower your body mass index. Every 2 point drop in BMI -- that's about 12 excess pounds in a 5-foot, 9-inch guy -- increases circulating testosterone by 2 points.
  • Cut back on booze. Daily moderate drinking can lower testosterone levels by 7 percent.
  • Reduce stress. Chronic stress increases fat deposits that turn testosterone into estrogen.
  • Sleep 7-8 hours a night, every night. Deep sleep is when most testosterone is made.

Sweet dreams indeed!

Medically reviewed in November 2019.

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