Yes, it comes to beer. But what danger can hide your favorite and most desirable summer drink than men? Scientists Lei reached and the "most sacred" for millions of men stating that contained in beer phytoestrogen inhibits secretion of the male sex hormone testosterone.
Beer as an enemy
It turns out that beer wrongly perceived by many as the most harmless of all drinks and can actually causing great harm to health. And this is mainly for men.
The reason is that contained in beer phytoestrogen, which is excreted from the fruit of hops in brewing, inhibit secretion of the male sex hormone testosterone (appears to be his antagonist).
As a result, began accumulating female hormone estrogen, which is normally found in the male body in small quantities, but not predominant.
In the worst case, this condition can lead to impotence in men and the phenomenon of “feminized” – a manifestation of female secondary sex characteristics.
U of men decreased muscle mass, body hair and face, increased breast and thighs. Begins to form a “figure of the female type.
Besides these, regular use of beer leads to weight gain, the emergence of “beer belly” dysfunction of the gallbladder and bile ducts.
As a way out of this situation experts recommend reducing the use of hop drink.
What are phytoestrogens?
Phytoestrogens, are substances found in certain plants. They are chemical compounds with estrogen action in animals and humans. This means that phytoestrogens are hormone-like factors that mimic and complement the action of natural estrogens in the body.
Phytoestrogens belong mainly to the class of flavonoids – kumestani and isoflavones. Isoflavones are found mainly in soy and red clover. Lignanat also considered a phytoestrogen, although it is flavonoid.
In general, phytoestrogens are weaker than human estrogens, particularly estradiol, which is the most biologically active human estrogen.
Phytoestrogens, estrogen and hormonal balance in men
Surveys phytoestrogens act as less active estrogens (compared to natural ones in the human body). In this connection, the male body could be under some threat in their operation as estrogenic substances.
The biggest dangers: – Elevated cholesterol
British researchers studied a group of young people and found that those who had even slightly increased estrogen in your body, and have the highest cholesterol. Given that age this problem is exacerbated in men after age 40 even minor variations can lead to dangerous consequences.
Estrogen increases the production of “bad” cholesterol, which is responsible for the development of cardiovascular disease and stroke and prevents the formation of “good” that, conversely, improves elasticity of blood vessels and prevents heart attacks.