The title of this week’s article may be a bit funny, but it is 100% true for at least one poor chap, and I’m sure there are many others just like him.
It’s a male orientated article, but wives, mothers and girlfriends out there who know someone in their family suffering from this, should share this information around.
A gentleman recently contacted me with a very personal question. Lucky for me he has a sense of humour, and with his permission I was allowed to publish an article on it.
The email I received from the gentleman expressed his concerns about having man boobs, it said it has ruined his confidence and he even said he has bigger boobs than his wife!
Today I will explain how and why this might be happening.
I am not a person who places much importance on looks, but at the same time I don’t think that man boobs are a great look, and I’m sure that most of the men would want to get rid of them if they could.
Man boobs (or boy boobs) are properly known as a condition called gynecomastia. Mega boobs
Gynecomastia is the benign enlargement of breast tissue in males. (2)
According to Transform, the UK’s largest cosmetic surgery provider, there was a 65% increase in inquiries about various procedures in 2012. The number of men undergoing breast reductions in the UK has increased by a staggering 28% in the last 12 months.
Why Do Some Men Have Boobs?
Broadly speaking, the most common reason that people have man boobs is that they are overweight.
It is estimated that around 60% of males in the UK are overweight or obese (1), so it is no surprise that many men have them.
Moobs as they are also referred to, are made up of excess fat and the more fat you have on the body the more likely it is that you will have man boobs.
As a man if you have body fat levels much above 25% it is thought that this will contribute towards man boobs. Below 25% is regarded as an average healthy level, personally I think 25% is too high, get fit and healthy and below 20% and you are much safer.