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Lumpy chests for body builders

30th November 2009

Doctors in Swansea have reported a significant rise in the number of men coming to see them with chest lumps.

Surgeons have said the lumps are caused by taking body-building supplements, which cause growths known as gynaecomastia. Consultant Breast Surgeon Nader Khonji said the numbers had increased to nearly one patient a day who presented with lumps, from only one a week a few years ago. "[Increased body awareness] is leading them to go down the road of weight training and taking supplement and anabolic steroids, which ironically then cause them to develop the breast tissue," he added.  


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Article Information

Title: Lumpy chests for body builders
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 13420
Date Added: 30th Nov 2009


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