Hoppy beer linked to gynecomastia
Posted on Thursday, July 9th, 2015 at 9:59 am by Williams Hart
A new report revealed that drinking hoppy beer may increase the risk of gynecomastia, or the enlargement of male breast tissues, KRMG stated on June 22.
Hops, which are the female flowers of the hop plant, contain phytoestrogens. These hormones are estrogen-like compounds naturally found in plants. Some experts believe phytoestrogens mimic the effects of true estrogen, contributing to the risk of gynecomastia.
Although hops have only been tentatively linked to male breast enlargement, there are prescription drugs that have been more closely tied with this condition. For instance, Risperdal, an atypical anti-psychotic drug, has been established as a cause of gynecomastia. If you or your loved one has suffered from breast enlargement after taking this drug, a lawyer at Williams Hart is willing to see if your situation qualifies you to file a claim. Call us at (713) 352-7071 to learn more about taking legal action against the drug manufacturer involved.