Testosterone may improve mental function

When we think about the powers of testosterone, we usually do not consider mental processes. However, research suggests that testosterone levels may affect men's cognitive performance, reports the January 2008 issue of Harvard Men's Health Watch.

All the body's attributes change with age, and mental functions are no exception. Memory is the most fragile mental function. With age, new learning is slower, new information is processed less carefully, and details often slip. These changes give rise to the "senior moment" in healthy elders and to cognitive impairment and dementia in others.

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