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Smoking Pot Could Cause “Moobs”


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Smoking pot could cause man-boobs or “moobs” says Dr. Youn. Gynecomastia (or “Moobs”) is caused by an imbalance of testosterone and estrogen. If a male has low testosterone and the body sways towards having more estrogen, that creates the man-boobs and apparently smoking marijuana is a cause.

So if you want to get rid of the man cans, stop smoking ganja say Dr. Youn. Marijuana lowers testosterone levels in animals but it’s not totally clear whether it affects humans in the same way. Some studies going back as far as 1972 show lower testosterone levels in chronic marijuana users over nonusers. More studies are needed I guess to confirm this.

There could be other causes too, like the foods guys eat after smoking it, chips, burgers, pizza.

Let’s just say my soft pecks weren’t cause by marijuana. I’m sure my body is just caused by eating too much, not enough exercise and sugary sodas from the past 30 years.

I am not alone though, 33% to 41% of men my age have the condition. In 2012 about 23,000 men went under the knife to have their “moobs” removed.

I don’t know why I wrote this, I thought it was a funny headline at on and it caught my attention so I thought I’d share with my listening audience.



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