Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Smell of male sweat raises cortisol levels in women.

The use of chemosignals in other mammals has been well documented, especially in rats. Wyart et al. have now found that if women simply smell pure androstadienone (4,16-androstadien-3-one), which is present in the sweat of men, they maintain higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

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