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I’ve drank a lot of beer. A LOT of beer. And I’m still completely flat chested. So there is definitely hope!
Will I take this new knowledge and curb my beer drinking habits for the sake of my health? HA, probably not. But, you should definitely know this if you care more about your body than I do.
If you didn’t know this, which I wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t… hops contain phytoestrogen. Basically, like estrogen in women but for plants. Phytoestrogen is actually used as medicine for menopause, it helps control hot flashes and mood swings and a lot of other ‘lady’ problems.
New studies have shown that when men are exposed to phytoestrogen, i.e. drinking a lot of beer, especially very hoppy beer, have boosted levels of actual estrogen in their body. This can produce the very horrible thing we know as ‘moobs’, or man boobs.
What’s worse is that the more estrogen a man has in his body, the less testosterone he seems to have. So things like sex drive and muscle mass are all inhibited. I can even lead to impotence.
Oh no… I’m not sure I love beer that much.
As I kept reading through THIS ARTICLE, it said you’d have to be drinking copious amounts of beer for you to start having issues relating to what goes on between the sheets.
But moobs are a pretty serious thing. I think the day I have to go bra shopping is when I’ll give up beer, though.