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20 September 2010

Women's sex drive partly in the mind

Women given a placebo pill to treat a low libido actually reported improvements in their sex lives, say researchers.

About one-third of women given a placebo pill to treat a low libido reported improvements in their sex lives, a finding researchers say is evidence of the powerful and somewhat mysterious mind-body connection surrounding arousal and desire.

"Everything across the board improved in some women," said study author Andrea Bradford, a post-doctoral fellow at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

 
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