hormones

beer

IPAs Are Giving You Man Boobs

Those hops in your favorite IPA are actually wonderful medicine for insomnia and menopause, thanks to their high phytoestrogen content. These same phytoestrogens, however, can also cause a condition known among brewers as Brewer’s Droop.
Raquel Callis
12.21.17
Health

Fast Food Probably Won't Make You Grow Man Boobs, But It's Complicated

A Chinese news story claims that a 19-year-old's sizable 'man boob' was caused by eating too much fast food. We asked experts if this is possible.
Nick Rose
8.23.17
Hops

Hops Could Help You Fight Breast Cancer

With breast cancer affecting some 246,660 American women and 2,600 men every year, this is good news for beer drinkers of all genders.
Nick Rose
6.28.16
hormones

Why the 'Cuddle Hormone' Can Stop You from Eating Yourself Sick

The “love hormone” also has the unique property of helping those who love food too much to manage overeating and weight loss, though the reason for that wasn’t entirely clear.
Nick Rose
4.5.16
genetics

This Scientist Is Using Genetics to Make Your Pork Less Stinky

Because of a chemical reaction known as “boar taint,” male hogs are as stinky in the frying pan as they are in the pig pen.
Nick Rose
10.23.15
coffee

Coffee Can Cure Your Jet Lag—or Make It Worse

Researchers at the University of Colorado have found an important link between the world's most popular drug and our biological clocks.
Nick Rose
9.17.15
Travel

This Airport Is Serving Food with "Happy Hormones" to Passengers

If you thought some mini-bottles of whisky and a handful of crushed up Ambien were the key to activating your happy hormones, guess again.
Alex Swerdloff
8.24.15
pork

America’s Realizing It Might Not Want to Eat Muscle-Enhanced Pork

Your pig may have been given a little-known muscle-enhancing drug called ractopamine, which is sort of like human growth hormone for pigs.
Alex Swerdloff
8.20.15
Science

Your Birth Control Pill Pee Is Making Male Fish Grow Ovaries

A new study from the US Geological Survey published in Scientific Reports has found that fish all over the US are showing signs of exposure to EE2—a synthetic hormone found in oral contraceptives.
Munchies Staff
3.30.15
FRINGES

Your Hormones Could Be the Reason for Your Late-Night Cravings

We all love indulging in late-night snacking, but for those with Night Eating Syndrome—yes, that's a technical term—an insatiable compulsion to consume food late at night is a necessity, not just a greedy decision.
Chem Squier
5.29.14