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I mentioned not too long ago that beer has an estrogenic effect and since estrogen is predominately a female sex hormone, beer may not be the best alcoholic beverage for men. How does the estrogen in beer affect males? Well, when beer is over-consumed (drunk in excess), it may cause gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is a condition in which the breast tissue in men enlarges. The estrogen content of the beer can stimulate the estrogen-sensitive breast tissue, causing it to proliferate. So a man who drinks way too much beer may develop "beer boobies".
In addition to beer boobies, drinking way too much beer can also cause a man to develop a "beer belly". The mechanism of action behind a beer belly is quite simple: beer is high in calories, when we consume calories in excess they ares converted into fat, and in men, fat prefers to deposit in the abdominal region (in women, fat likes to deposit in the hips and butt regions, but in reality everywhere on the body is fair game for fat dumping, lol).