Thursday, 15 January 2009

Hormone linked to infidelity in women

14 Jan 2009, Taken from the Royal Society Website

Women with high levels of the hormone estradiol tend to be less satisfied with their partners and more likely to cheat, according to new research published today in the Royal Society's Journal Biology Letters . They are also considered to be significantly more attractive by themselves and by others.

Scientists from the University of Texas measured levels of the hormone in 53 women aged 17 to 30. The women were then asked to rate how attractive men find them, compared to other women, before their photograph was rated by a panel of men and women. The researchers asked other relevant questions, such as how many partners the women had had and how often they sought long- and short- term relationships.

To read more visit the original news story on the Royal Society website...

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