IPAs Are Giving You Man Boobs

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  1. Westyn

    Westyn Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2014 Texas

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  2. PatrickCT

    PatrickCT Poo-Bah (2,004) Feb 18, 2015 Connecticut
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    This answers a lot of question about things I see when I go to a brewery.
     
  3. RockAZ

    RockAZ Disciple (338) Jan 6, 2009 Arizona

    As Charlton Heston said, "I'll give you my IPA, when you pry it from my cold, dead hands!", or something like that,...
     
  4. Traquairlover

    Traquairlover Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2007 Virginia

    Awesome. Now I can just blame beer for how I look instead of admitting I'm an out of shape old guy.
     
  5. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,787) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    Man boobs it is then...
     
  6. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,552) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

    The empty calories from beer is already a contributing factor for man boobs, and now this too?

    Can't say it's much of a surprise.
     
  7. gopens44

    gopens44 Poo-Bah (2,297) Aug 9, 2010 Virginia
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    His name was Robert Paulson.........
     
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  8. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (521) Sep 3, 2013 New York

    Good thing man invented this thing called the gym! :slight_smile:
     
  9. ClippersSD

    ClippersSD Initiate (148) Jul 17, 2013 California
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    Just man boobs? How about as a gut enhancer as well?
     
  10. rozzom

    rozzom Champion (837) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    Excellent haha
     
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  11. ceeg

    ceeg Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2010 New York

    A little exercise will keep them at bay, I'm not deterred!
     
  12. Jeffreysan

    Jeffreysan Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2013 Maryland

    I am Jack's sincere appreciation of this post, and I wish I could like it a hundred times!
     
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  13. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (4,006) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    FYI, this myth has been debunked on here at least three times before that I know of. Simply put there is not enough of those chemicals from hops in the beer, relative to the amount of alcohol, to have the effects claimed. So the author of the article is blowing smoke out his.... :slight_smile:

    However, pay attention to the fact that your beer also contains alcohol.

    Alcohol contributes to weight gain in more than one way (all other things being equal) and one side effect of weight gain is moobs. (Notice that there are non-drinking males with moobs.)
    Alcohol contributes to the ability to fall asleep (but not necessarily to the ability to stay asleep).
    Alcohol consumption, in males often contributes to increased desire and decreased ability to perform in the bedroom.

    Furthermore alcohol consumption has been linked to more than one form of cancer.

    Bottom Line: Since there is more alcohol in the beer you consume than there are chemicals from the hops, worry more about the alcohol you consume than the hops in the beer.
     
  14. Ranbot

    Ranbot Champion (888) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Here's a link to the study that debunks this myth about hops:
    http://press.endocrine.org/doi/abs/10.1210/jcem.84.6.5887

    If you're a female hop farm worker you might see some effects but beer drinkers won't.
     
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  15. SweetChicken

    SweetChicken Zealot (531) Nov 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    What was my excuse for man boobs when I was in college when all I consumed was Keystone Light?

    Right....! Must have been the nightly 2am Chinese food.
     
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  16. RyanGee

    RyanGee Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2015 Illinois

    Hahahaha i just watched that movie the other day! Good comment. I personally think this problem isn't something a little excercise and lifting wouldn't prevent.
     
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  17. mwa423

    mwa423 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2007 Ohio

    So what you're saying is I need to start looking for girls who work at hop farms....brilliant!
     
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  18. BeerBob

    BeerBob Savant (914) May 30, 2002 Nebraska
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    That study was funded by AB Inbev if I remember...
     
  19. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (4,006) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    There was a study?
     
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  20. twb0392

    twb0392 Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2014 Wisconsin

    Don't worry, man boobs are in right now.
     
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  21. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,295) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    So man boobs it is.
     
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  22. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,295) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    But seriously, as @drtth said, there is no where near enough time for me (sadly) to consume enough hoppy beers to acquire said effect.
     
  23. BeerBob

    BeerBob Savant (914) May 30, 2002 Nebraska
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    Yep, and I think that Victoria's Secret was in on it too...
     
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  24. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (4,006) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

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  25. socon67

    socon67 Poo-Bah (1,837) Jun 18, 2010 New York

    Well at least now I have a medical excuse
     
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  26. Srkolodn

    Srkolodn Disciple (305) Dec 26, 2013 New York
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    I say F off to this article.. honestly
     
  27. TurkeyFeathers

    TurkeyFeathers Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2014 New York

    Stouts gave me a dickie do. It's when your belly sticks out farther than your dickie do.
     
  28. BeerBob

    BeerBob Savant (914) May 30, 2002 Nebraska
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  29. bigda83

    bigda83 Initiate (143) Feb 13, 2014 New York
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    I've had man boobs far longer than I've been drinking beer as it is. I guess this just means everyone else will be catching up to me now.
     
  30. hoppymcgee

    hoppymcgee Defender (695) Oct 18, 2008 Maine

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  31. breadwinner

    breadwinner Meyvn (1,217) Mar 6, 2014 California
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    For some reason, Spinal Tap's Sex Farm Woman popped into my head when I read this:slight_smile:
     
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  32. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Poo-Bah (1,694) Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    Woo-hoo! So my boobs are just due to being out of shape and lazy. Yessssss...
     
  33. JaefromLA

    JaefromLA Initiate (0) May 19, 2015 California

    I already knew this and have been parading them around proudly. Got em pierced with some hop cone jewelry dangling for the brew fest this weekend. It's a street cred thing. Been fun growing em out so far.
     
  34. Nmelione

    Nmelione Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2014 New Jersey

    well, that explains it...
     
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  35. Yellolab2010

    Yellolab2010 Zealot (596) Jan 25, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Come on?
    I'd have some D cups by now with all the ipas I crush!
     
  36. BeerBob

    BeerBob Savant (914) May 30, 2002 Nebraska
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    Pictures?
     
  37. costanzo_mike

    costanzo_mike Meyvn (1,214) Jul 17, 2014 Massachusetts

    Embrace the dad bod lifestyle :sunglasses:
     
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  38. Crim122

    Crim122 Aspirant (239) Aug 4, 2014 North Carolina

    I hate to say that I intermittent fast and lift weights so that my caloric intake can be filled with good beer and good food.
     
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  39. DarthVorador

    DarthVorador Disciple (309) Dec 7, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Well that would explain it then! Just another attempt from them sly BMC Bastards trying to stop the Craft Revolution!
     
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  40. charlzm

    charlzm Poo-Bah (2,151) Sep 3, 2007 California

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