Good news for the great dads out there!
Fatherhood decreases testosterone levels & decreases risk of prostate cancer.
In a study released by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, testosterone levels dropped in men caring for children. In fact, men more actively involved in child care (changing diapers, feeding, etc) showed the greatest decrease.
While this could be viewed negatively – and has been by some media – indicating these men are somehow weaker, evidence seems to indicate that lowering testosterone levels reduces prostate cancer and other disease risk. Which could partly explain why married men with children enjoy better health than their single, childless counterparts.
So, go ahead and change that diaper – it’s good for your health!
Eliz Greene works busy people to improve heart health, so they can work well, feel better, and stress less.
She is a heart attack survivor and the author of the Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Heart as well as 3 other books on wellness. She writes one of the top 50 health and wellness blogs and is a sought-after wellness & stress management speaker.
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