Is Beer Giving You Man Boobs?
We’re all familiar with the idea of “beer bellies,” but your love of a cold one with the lads could be affecting your body in another way. India pale ales (IPAs), it turns out, can contribute to a man developing “man boobs” - or gynaecomastia, as they’re officially known. Half of men get moobs and they’re down to hormones as much as diet and lifestyle, and this is where IPAs come in. The hoppy ales contain phytoestrogens, which are compounds that naturally occur in plants.The