Dudes, Moobs and Breast Cancer

Breast cancer in men is not too common, and only comprises one percent of total breast cancers. While the number of cases is small, they are rising as men keep getting fatter and fatter. Guys, we are not immune to it just because we have male genitalia that produces testosterone. In case you didn’t know it, our bodies also produce estrogen. The fatter you are, the more it produces. Men with naturally high levels of the female hormone estrogen have a greater risk of developing breast cancer. Men with the high levels of estrogen are two and a half times more likely to develop breast cancer than men with low levels of the hormone. Fella’s, as you are  sitting on your duff and feeding your face with unhealthy food and drink while getting  fatter by the day, think about this implication for your body; Increased estrogen can cause more breast tissue to develop than normal. High levels can lead to the development of a condition called gynecomastia. This happens when the amount of breast fat tissue is abnormally high. Yes, there are some medical reasons why you might not be able to control your estrogen levels, but there is one crucial component that is entirely within your control.

That component is your total body fat percentage.

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