Women With High Testosterone Take more Money Risks

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new study finds that women with higher levels of testosterone are more likely to act like men when it comes to rolling the dice on investments.

Men naturally have higher levels of testosterone than women. Researchers decided to take a closer look at whether testerone played a role in the willingness of an investor to take risks.

In a sample set, 36 percent of female MBA students chose high-risk financial careers like investment banking or trading, compared to 57 percent of male students.

But when the testosterone levels of more than 500 students were
tested, the researchers found that women with higher levels of the
hormone were almost seven times more likely to take risks than women with lower levels.

The research appears on the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Web site.

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