If this isn’t a reason for some men to put an end to their puff, puff and pass habits, I don’t know what is. I’m quite sure no man wants to walk around with man boobs (well ones they didn’t intentionally pay for).
A Detroit plastic surgeon says smoking weed lowers testosterone levels and puts smokers at risk of developing excess breast tissue. Dr. Anthony Youn, who runs Youn Plastic Surgery, says “man boobs” are caused by an imbalance in the body’s testosterone and estrogen levels.
In a recent interview with CNN, Youn said when the balance tips in favor of the latter, extra tissue can form around the breasts. Smoking weed can sometimes tip that balance, which leads to man boobs, also known as gynecomastia, he added.
Youn’s theory isn’t anything new. According to a recent Philly.com report on the topic, the medical community has suspected a link between pot and man boobs for decades. However, due to the drug’s status as an illicit substance, there hasn’t been sufficient research to confirm these speculations.
For now on, when I see a guy with man boobs, I’ll be left wondering not only how many Big Macs he’s had in his lifetime, but also how many doobies he’s smoked to get those boobies.