Celebrity Manboobs

Even appearance-conscious celebs can fall victim to the “manboob” phenomenon – as recent pictures of Jack Nicholson, John Travolta, Harrison Ford and Simon Cowell attest.

And while “moobs” as they are being called are a source of embarrassment for many men, it seems many more – possibly all of the above – are relaxed about “letting it all hang out” and embrace what nature has given them.

Manboobs have got a fancy clinical name (gynecomastia) and can be caused by serious health problems; however in many cases it’s just as likely to be the result of too many years of good (make that hard) living.

Do Moobs Make a Man Less Attractive?

It’s obvious man breasts are not too much of a turn off if like Jack Nicholson you’ve got wealth, power and celebrity to offset them. (BTW do you reckon that picture was photo-shopped – does he really look like that these days?)

But moobs are usually seen as a source of embarrassment – typified in this YouTube spoof:

Popular wisdom says women put the size of a man’s butt in first place on the things they look for in a man’s physique, so don’t obsess on how you’ll never get another date. Many women find mobs easier to accept than a big beer gut, but there’s no doubt having an over developed chest can knock a man’s confidence if it’s obvious it’s unwanted and not just well-developed pecs. (A lot of women don’t like big pecs either because they’re too much like mobs.)

Having a great sense of humour and being able to act naturally are a big plus in appealing to women, but if “man breasts” are dimming your confidence, there’s plenty you can do in the way of a healthy eating program and regular exercise to tone them down….

Why You Develop Manboobs

  • Putting on too much weight,
  • Getting heavy doses of environmental estrogen
  • Heavy alcohol, marijuana, methamphetamine or heroine use
  • An overactive thyroid,
  • Side effects with some cancers,
  • The use of pharmaceutical drugs for  some serious conditions (steroids, ulcer, heart and anti-depressant drugs,)
  • And products containing tea tree or lavender oil

Can all lead to the development of manboobs.
How Are Moobs Treated?

    Some people have surgery to remove the excess tissue, but this is an extreme measure. I 

    If caused by medicine or disease, stopping the medicine or treating the disease will often cure the gynecomastia.

    If caused by a lack of testosterone and increase in estrogen, hormonal treatment may be prescribed.

    Otherwise disciplined exercise and a healthy eating regime can do wonders, but the results won’t be instant.

    How To Get Rid of Manboobs gives a lot more information about best ways to treat manboobs.


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