The Virility Paradox by Charles Ryan audiobook

The Virility Paradox: The Vast Influence of Testosterone on Our Bodies, Minds, and the World We Live In

By Charles Ryan
Read by P. J. Ochlan

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781684412624

  • ISBN: 9781684412624

Runtime: 8.07 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Testosterone propels our drive for exploration and risk, for competition and creation, and even our survival. The effects of testosterone permeate the traditions, philosophy, and literature of every known culture—without it, the world would be a drastically different place.

It also has a role in humanity's darker side, contributing to violence, hubris, poverty, crime, and selfishness. Recent revelations of the science of testosterone show that high levels will deplete compassion and generosity, and even reduce the affection we show our children.

In The Virility Paradox, internationally renowned oncologist and prostate cancer researcher Charles Ryan explores this complex chemical system responsible for a diverse spectrum of human behaviors and health in both men and women. Ryan taps his vast experience treating prostate cancer with testosterone-lowering therapy, observing that this often leads to profound changes in the patients’ perspectives on their lives and relationships. Often, for the better.

He also explores the connections between testosterone and conditions like dementia, autism, and cancer, as well as the biological underpinnings of sexual assault and the effects it has on on everything from crime to investing to everyday choices we make.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A marvelous, timely and, fun book about testosterone and behavior in men and women. This is a must-read for parents, teachers, doctors, psychologists, and everyone interested in gender.” Louann Brizendine, MD, neuropsychiatrist and author of The Female Brain

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Author

Author Bio: Charles Ryan

Author Bio: Charles Ryan

Charles J Ryan, MD, is the Thomas Perkins Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine and Urology at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is also the Program Leader for genitourinary medical oncology at UCSF and is Chair of the UCSF Committee on Human Research, which oversees the ethical conduct of research on humans at the institution. Dr. Ryan’s research focuses on the development of new treatments for advanced prostate cancer and he has published over 100 articles and chapters in the world’s leading medical journals. In addition, he was the principal investigator for the development of Abiraterone acetate, a treatment now considered a standard of care in advanced prostate cancer.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Runtime: 8.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English