We all love America.  America is the land of the free, the home of the brave.  We are the wealthiest country and the country with the highest obesity rate in all of the world.

In a country and a culture with a media that promotes perfection and glamorization of the “perfect body”, it’s no wonder that many men with gynecomastia live with shame and have a difficult time talking about their condition.

Obesity and Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia in America 2It is a fact that obesity can lead to a number of health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, and of course, gynecomastia.  According to the CDC, 35% of adults are obese and 33% are at least overweight.

18% of teenagers from the age of 12 to 19 are obese, 18% of children 6 to 11 are obese and 12% of children 2 to 5 are obese.

Those statistics are indeed alarming and have been showing us a frightening increase in childhood diabetes and heart disease.

A rough estimate that 1 in 18 men are dealing with gynecomastia at any given time is a pretty grim picture of the health in the United States.

The point is that you are absolutely not alone and in all honesty, gynecomastia is more common than you probably thought.  It has become so common that the publishers of Collins Australian Dictionary added the term “man boobs” to their 7th edition, released this month, defining the term as “overdeveloped breasts on a man, caused by excess weight or lack of exercise.”

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Regardless of how you developed your gynecomastia, you deserve to be informed. Set up a consultation with our team of experts and get ahead of the curve. We will answer any questions you may have and will work closely with you to give you optimal results. Give us a call today and start your life without man boobs tomorrow!

Source:

http://calorielab.com/news/2005/09/27/obesity-contributes-to-man-boob-epidemic/

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/overwt.htm