Can You Get Man Boobs from Marijuana?
December 9, 2013•9 min
The connection between marijuana and gynecomastia hasn't been proven in humans, but it seems to be possible.According to research, gynecomastia, otherwise known as "man boobs", is a condition that affects approximately 33% to 41% of men between the ages of 25 and 45. Gynecomastia is caused by a hormone imbalance between testosterone and estrogen.Can smoking pot really give you man boobs?The connection between marijuana and gynecomastia hasn't been proven in humans, but it seems to be possible. CNN reported that lower testosterone levels have been reported in chronic marijuana users compared to nonusers, leading to the development of excess breast tissues, but not all studies support this.Furthermore, animal studies have shown that exposure to the active ingredient in marijuana can result in decreased levels of testosterone, a reduction of testicular size and abnormalities in the form of sperm.Dr. Decker Weiss discusses the affects of cannabis use in hormonal imbalances, gynecomastia and other bodily functions.