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Testosterone

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Testosterone refers to the male sex hormone which contributes to the development of male sex organs, secondary sexual traits and sperm. It is made in the testes and the amount of testosterone produced is controlled by the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland in the brain. 

Playing sports and engaging in physical activity like running too can boost testosterone levels. Some people use steroids which contain testosterone in order to build a pumped-up body. However, this is not recommended as steroids can cause several problems like baldness, impotence and suicidal tendencies.  

Even women produce testosterone in their ovaries and adrenal glands but the amount is significantly lower than in men. High testosterone levels in women can lead to problems like facial hair, irregular menstrual cycles and a deepening of the voice. 

Studies have also shown that testosterone is responsible for making men better drivers, vitamin D from sunlight increases your testosterone levels and pomegranate juice is a great way to boost testosterone levels in men

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