“Moobs” (man boobs) are often thought to be a side effect of putting on a few pounds, but it’s more complex than gaining weight in all the wrong places. Why? Blame hormones.
Gynecomastia, as the condition is called, is triggered by estrogen levels that are too high or are out of balance with testosterone levels. Estrogen, a hormone that controls female traits, is stored in fat cells and the more fat a person has, the more estrogen they have, according to research in the “New England Journal of Medicine.” Upshot: Higher estrogen levels can lead your body to store fat in places where men least want it. Here are the top 12 superfoods every man needs in his diet.