Chemical Levels In Boys During Puberty May Cause Antisocial Behavior

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  1. runawaybunny

    runawaybunny Guest

    Chemical Levels In Boys During Puberty May Cause Antisocial Behavior

    Researchers have conducted what they say is the first study ever to observe the association between adolescent boys going through puberty and the levels of chemicals they produce that can cause antisocial behavior.

    According to a study in the May issue of Psychoneuroendocrinology, a team of researchers found lower levels of a chemical called alpha amylase in boys experiencing early maturity and higher levels of cortisol in boys who went through puberty later in their youth. These chemical levels seemed to be both associated with stress and antisocial behavior.
     
  2. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Awesome! Thank you. I'm printing it out for our doctors.
     
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