Males Later In Life Maturity May Be Partially Based On Their Diet As A Baby.

A new Northwestern University study of men shows that male babies who get good nutrition during the first six months...
A new Northwestern University study of men shows that male babies who get good nutrition during the first six months of life are taller, have more muscles and a higher testosterone level, as a young adult, than babies who did not receive adequate nutrition during baby-hood. The researchers think that testosterone is likely the key to understanding these long-term effects of better nutrition. Christopher W. Kuzawa, associate professor of anthropology in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and author of the study notes, "Most people are unaware that male infants in the first six months of life produce testosterone at approximately the same level as an adult male... testosterone is very high at this age and helps shape the differences between males and females." The study helps show that it's not simply genetics that shape us, but how we're treated and raised as well. Our environments as young children do matter, which is why it's so important to make sure you feed your baby correctly, allow him to get plenty of rest and also incorporate exercise into your child's life at a young age. It's also wise to avoid violence, as this can be a life-long burden on a baby. Published Sept. 13 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. *Source

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