Dr. Sergey Obloshko, a Russian nutrition expert, said that men who drink too much beer can suffer from decreased sex drive and breast enlargement.
In an interview with the Izvestia newspaper, the expert notes that rumors about the benefits of beer when consumed in small quantities are nothing but myths and illusions. Because beer is a great source of fluids and calories that are dangerous to health.
He says: “A person who regularly drinks large amounts of beer may suffer from edema and heart problems. There is a condition called hypervolemia, and this occurs when the amount of blood in the body is very high, because the excess fluid enters the blood, which puts a serious strain on the heart. Also, the liquid calories contained in a large percentage in beer are one of the reasons for weight gain, because a person does not consider high-calorie drinks to be food, and does not understand that calories in a bottle of beer are equivalent to calories in half a bar of chocolate.
He adds that a beer belly often appears in men who drink it regularly, and this indicates primarily an increase in visceral fat located in the abdominal cavity and enveloping all internal organs. Visceral fat is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
The expert notes that beer contains a large number of substances, the chemical composition of which is similar to female sex hormones. Therefore, in men who abuse alcohol, there is a decrease in sexual desire and the development of such female characteristics as breast enlargement.
Source: Izvestia newspaper.