I'm taking BIO 55, as I thought it'd be interesting and informative. The professor has an excellent personality and is really, really funny. I just knew that things couldn't be this perfect, and figured the first 2 days of the class were just bracing me for something terrible. I don't know why I had that feeling, but it was there...
Then today, the third day of class, the professor finally got into a little bit of actual "aging knowledge" and stopped with the whole "Median age, longevity definition" stuff.
The professor showed a slide that had information about why women live longer than men. Two of the bullet points read:
ï¿½?ï¿½Estrogen protects against heart disease
ï¿½?ï¿½Estrogen and Progesterone affect synaptic functioning positively
Then he dropped the bomb and said, "We'll discuss this more on Monday, and also that nasty, evil hormone known as Testosterone."
At this point, I wept, internally.
While the second bullet point seems logical, the first one doesn't seem as logical, and then to "call out" Testosterone as evil? What is that about?
I've thought that Test was basically like the fountain of youth hormone for males? Man, I'm just let down by that comment, as it sort of messes with my perception of vitality and how it works...