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Women get more stressed

11th October 2012

A study on 60 people published in the journal PLoS One has revealed bad news stories impact on the way women respond to stressful situations.

Researchers found women produced more stress hormones in tests if they read negative stories in the media, but they found there was no equivalent effect in men. For the tests, men and women read either negative or neutral stories and then had levels of the stress hormone cortisol measured throughout the study.

 

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