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Old 02-01-2010, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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LONDON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Despite the financial downturn, the number of male breast reductions rose by 80 percent in Britain from 2008 to 2009, plastic surgeons said.

The latest audit figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons says the demand for male plastic surgery increased by 21 percent overall, but the number of gynaecomastia, also known as "man boob operations" increased by 80 percent from 2008 to 2009.

Male 'boob operations' on the rise - UPI.com
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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Which begs the question: Why is there such an increase in the incidence of "man boobs" in recent decades? In years past, man boobs were rare. Whatever it is, it spans the globe.
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:42 PM
 
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no job= stress

stress= rise in estrogen

rise in estrogen= man boobs

man boobs= unattractive

unattractive= plastic surgery

simple little equation right there.

now in all seriousness rising estrogen levels as a result of stress do play a large role, but really what is causing man boobs these days is chemicals in the food and drinks we consume now. these chemicals, often found in foods and drinks contained within plastics, Styrofoam, aluminum, and cans have been to shown to raise estrogen levels. the same goes for processed fatty foods, soy and 'roided out cow's milk which also raise estrogen levels. men, and women, are basically getting pumped full of man made estrogen on a daily basis. it's complicated to explain, but it is easy to research. news of this is starting blow up all over. So basically, drinking that bottled water or eating that can of veggies can actually make you fat over the long run. that is why I stopped drinking bottled water and limited consumption of many other "normal" type things, because they are loaded with chemicals. For instance, every canned food has this chemical (forgot the name) because the manufacturer's put it in the cans to stop the taste of metal from going into your food, but now though, your food is contaminated.

there is so much estrogen raising chemicals in things we consume these days, men are literally becoming less manly. I've talked to personal trainers who tested their clients testosterone/estrogen ratio's and said that they have found many men who have estrogen levels equivalent to that of a pregnant women. pretty unsettling.

the best way to prevent this is to shop everything organic (ie whole foods). it is expensive though, so it is hard to avoid many of these chemicals.
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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I have heard that even male animals in the wild show evidence of feminization.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Maybe if men still grew a little hair on their chest....the boobs wouldn't be so noticeable.
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:41 PM
 
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I think that heavy Pot use is also a cause.
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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I think that heavy Pot use is also a cause.
Pot screws with your hormones so theres a theory in there somewhere. But is there really a rise in man boobs, or is it just that men are more self-conscious of it?
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:53 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I saw a shirtless man with at least DDs
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Old 02-12-2010, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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I think its just becoming easier for guys that suffer from this to come forward and not be emasculated.
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Old 02-12-2010, 04:57 PM
 
Location: I'm not lost, I'm exploring!
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Maybe if men still grew a little hair on their chest....the boobs wouldn't be so noticeable.
Oh holy hell.. it's times like this I ask myself why I even opened this thread... lol. But WHAt a gREAT RESPONSE!
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