Though aging dudes like to hide them, like by never going swimming in public, there's a tendency among many to develop enlarged breasts. Though many men go to extreme measures to reduce moobs, short for man boobs, it has not been clear why they exist. However, yesterday Cambridge Medical Research Council researcher, Dr. Gunter Kuhnle, released the results of his nutritional study on the effects of certain food and drinks on the development of moobs.
Doctor Kuhnle's study focused on the amount of phytoestrogens found in foods and drinks, as these naturally occurring plant compounds were found in high levels in animals who were infertile. Of foods and drink that humans consume, coffee, nuts, beer and wine were among the highest -- particularly instant coffee powder, Brazil nuts, peanuts, brown ale, and red wine.
Phytoestrogens are also high in soya foods, and men who consumed even small amounts of soya foods regularly were found to have lower sperm concentrations. Phytoestrogens, or isoflavones, mimic estrogen in women, and some studies suggest they are helpful to menopausal women. However, other studies link the phytoestrogens to higher risk of breast cancer, as well as male infertility.
Though further studies in long -term effects of phytoestrogens will be conducted, the Cambridge Medical Research Council's food analysis can be useful for dude's who want to control their risk factors for moobs.
via Daily Mail
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