Hormone-Treated Meat And Gynecomastia

(Last Updated On: 1st October 2017)

Europe Bans USA And Canada Imported Beef

  • Since the 1980s, livestock owners have been treating their animals with hormones, most notably estrogen. Today, an estimated 80% of cows in the U.S. receive an implant in their ear that delivers a hormone, usually a form of estrogen (estradiol) in combination with several other hormones

Hormone-Treated Animal VS Non Hormone-Treated

  • A hormone-treated animal will on average, grow 15% faster than a non-treated animal. As a result, livestock owners can make from 30-80 USD more per animal.
  • That can lead to an insane boost in profit margins, and can rack up to millions of extra dollars every year for corporate livestock owners, and all of it at the expense of us, the country’s poor, unsuspecting citizens.

Hormones And Meat Production

  • The five types of hormone most widely used in meat production include three natural hormones, estradiol 17-b, testosterone and progesterone and three synthetic substances that act like hormones, zeranol, trenbolone, and melengestrol

1950s And Gynecomastia

  • Diethylstilbestrol (DES), a synthetic estrogen drug used from the 1950s to fatten both chicken and cattle. It was withdrawn from use after it was found to increase the risk of cancer and cause Gynecomastia in men.
  • The use of DES wasn’t completely withdrawn until around 1980, so it took almost 30 years for the government to take action

Estrogen And Gynecomastia

  • Slightest increase in estrogen levels can lead to breast cancer in women and Gynecomastia in men.
  • Women who have estrogen levels considered ‘normal’, but in the upper limit of the normal range, are known to have an increased risk of developing breast cancer.
  • The theory would suggest the same applies to Gynecomastia and man boobs

Source: Gary Davidson

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