08 April 2013Man boobs are a taboo subject, which cause many men years of anxiety and low self-esteem, despite being relatively easy to eradicate. A new study into the condition, with the medical name gynaecomastia, suggests that about half of men have excesses of localised fat or glandular tissue in one or both breasts. And according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), this can account for about two-thirds of breast disorders in men. The findings are reported in the latest issue of American professional publication Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Yet, it says, being overweight is only one factor which can result in the condition developing, and the condition can also be one of a number of signs of a man suffering from general inferior health. The excess fat in male breasts can be removed either by gynaecomastia or, in less severe cases, non-surgical liposuction treatments. But operations have more than doubled in America since 2007, according to ASAPS.