Obesity – Overweight men breasts seem too big because of fat deposits, not the growth of breast tissue. This condition is known pseudogynecomastia.
or hormonal – As we age, men can develop an imbalance in the levels of testosterone estrogen, which tip the scales in favor of estrogen in tissues resulting in growth.
or medical conditions – It could be testicular or breast cancer, liver failure or other serious diseases.
or related drugs – Men who use anabolic steroids or drugs with estrogen can cause estrogen dominance.
Some, semi-common conditions that affect a good portion of society, and more who are non optimal excercisers: methylation problems (active folate, B12, b6 issues pyrroles (zinc, active b6, gla and some magnesium) (see Walsh protocols for a wide range of conditions from variouse malfunction, including sulphication issues, includes methylation) these are issues common in autism spectrum disorders, with Asperger’s being part of the disorder, I suspect trials on University students that be skewed by this), nor-adrenalin, copper vitamin C, iron or zinc and other issues, and people with ATP dysfunction, such as from the virus associated with chronic fatigue. Either a supplement addresses issues, or the underlying physiology might have to run smoothly to maximise it’s affect.
Hi Ali: Regarding the mint studies…I just saw this on Suppversity…regarding the difference between mints effects on male and female rats…..Spearmint (M. spicata): At least in women spearmint tea has been shown to increase estrogen and luteinizing hormone in the follicular phase of their menstrual cycle (Aktodgan. 2007). In a 2004 study that was conducted on male rodents, on the other hand, the daily administration of peppermint tea (M. spicata) for a period of 30days lead to significant increases in luteinizing and follicle stimulating hormone and increases in serum testosterone, yet with the serious downside of “extensive degenerative changes in the germinal epithelium and spermatogenesis arrest compared with the findings in the testicular biopsies of the control group” (Aktogan. 2003) interesting for sure!