The oestrogen hypothesis of obesity

Exposure to oestrogen-like substances found in the western diet and in the made-made environment could be a primary cause of male obesity, say Australian scientists.

A diet high in soy products which are known to contain xenoestrogens could be “feminising” males to the point of artificially imitating the female pattern of weight gain, according to researchers from the University of Adelaide.

“We do see a lot of males with a form gynecomastia and [xenoestrogens] could also be a