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Sealed with a kisspeptin: the clinical potential of the ‘love hormone’

Early-stage clinical research at Imperial College London suggests that the naturally-occurring hormone kisspeptin could help stimulate arousal and romantic feelings, after a trial involving 29 men found that the hormone boosted behavioural circuits typically activated by sexual arousal and romance. The discovery could help those with psychosexual mental health issues, including couples looking to conceive, while kisspeptin also has a proven potential to improve the safety of IVF for women. Imperial College London’s Professor Waljit Dhillo explains more.

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