Smoking Pot May Cause ‘Man Boobs’

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Can smoking marijuana give guys “man boobs”? It sounds kind of out there, but one metro Detroit plastic surgeon says, maybe.

Dr. Anthony Youn, with Youn Plastic Surgery in Troy, says smoking pot can lower testosterone levels in men, which leads to an imbalance of that hormone and the hormone estrogen.

Youn told WWJ Health Reporter Sean Lee that previous studies on animals and marijuana have confirmed falling testosterone levels, shrinking testicles and abnormalities in sperm.

“They found alterations in their estrogen and testosterone levels,” said Youn, “and when these estrogen and testosterone levels are altered in humans, we find that our breasts grow — and, hence, you can get man boobs.”

Continue reading this article here, from WWJ – our affiliate in Detroit.

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