Sex Matters

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Tartar JL, Serrano JM, Thompson K, Thomas JD, Banks JB. Sex Matters: Anxiety and Aggression Predict Cortisol Responsivity in Men but Not Women. Neuro Endocrinol Lett. 2020 Dec;41(7-8):362-369. PMID: 33754597.

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