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Nasal Spray to Prevent Men's Impulsive Bad Behavior, Coming Soon

by Thilaka Ravi on  August 11, 2011 at 1:30 PM Menīs Health News   - G J E 4
Soon scientists will have a nasal spray ready, which will hopefully prevent men from acting on impulse - such as boozing too much, fighting, cheating and gambling.
 Nasal Spray to Prevent Men's Impulsive Bad Behavior, Coming Soon
Nasal Spray to Prevent Men's Impulsive Bad Behavior, Coming Soon
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The idea behind the treatment came after scientists at two top British universities discovered the mechanism behind a chemical that can prevent men from behaving badly, reports the Sun.

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Treatment - as a nasal spray or tablet - would regulate levels of it to ensure they stayed moderate to high.

The revelation follows a decade of research on the neurotransmitter gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA).

For the latest study, researchers at Cardiff University's Brain Imaging Research Imaging Centre and University College London performed brain imaging scans on males under 30 to monitor GABA levels.

The subjects then completed questionnaires on different aspects of impulsiveness and self-control.

Those with lower GABA levels in the prefrontal cortex were more likely to act rashly.

Study leader Dr Frederic Boy said: "The ability to regulate our behaviour in response to a physical and social world is key to adapted life."

Researchers stressed that studies were in the early stages and further similar trials were needed. But the "cure" could be developed in the next ten years.

Source: ANI
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