People whose parents divorced when they were kids have lower ‘love hormone’ levels

People whose parents divorced when they were children have substantially lower levels of oxytocin — the so-called “love hormone” — and that may explain their own difficulties forming lasting relationships, a new study suggests.

The study out of Baylor University is “a first step to understanding how oxytocin during stressful events in young people may be linked to their future,” said lead author Maria Boccia.

Oxytocin is a neurohormone produced in the pituitary, a small,…

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