The UK’s obsession with IPA has reached peak levels and although it seems pretty harmless, it turns out it’s having an adverse effect on guys.
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According to recent findings, IPA is responsible for an increase in man boobs, or moobs as they’re more commonly known.
Apparently hops present in IPA beers naturally contain phytoestrogens, which act similarly to estrogen hormones – they’re even prescribed to some women going through the menopause to stop hot flushes and vaginal dryness.
When it comes to guys, it is having rather undesired results, as in moobs and erectile dysfunction.
The only positive from this story is that phytoestrogens are weaker than actual estrogen and so you have to be proper binge drinking on the stuff in order to see any actual effects. However, if you do think you’re getting a little junk up front then perhaps it’s time to either start moving about or cut out the IPA. Whichever one is more realistic for you.
For a positive beer-related story, check out this one that found drinking beer can help you lose weight.