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A night out with the boys reduces stress, research

Men, a night out with the boys lowers stress levels.

German scientists from the University of Gottingen have proved that every man needs a good night out with his friends.

According to the research, male bonding is more likely to lower a man’s stress levels than a night out with his partner, or time spent with the family.

The scientists formed study groups of Barbary macaques, a type of ape that exhibits remarkably human-like social behavior.

During the study, it was found that the levels of male stress hormone increased when male macaques were with their partner or other family members.



When the apes were put in a group of other male apes, the stress hormones reduced and they were more much more relaxed.

Christopher Young of the university’s Primate Social Evolution Group said: “If male primates live in multimale groups they usually fight fiercely over access to females, but males can develop friendly relationships with a few group mates.”

The researchers even discovered stress-related illnesses only seemed to occur among females or couples.

Male apes were also discovered to watching each other’s backs by picking insects and fleas out of each other’s fur resulting to a conclusion that men care for each other.