Medically called gynecomastia, and induced by anabolic steroids, former NFL lineman Dan Clark claims anabolic steroids caused his breasts to swell up so much he needed reduction surgery. However, he looked good in a bikini on muscle beach.
As a side effect of the estrogenic effects of steroids, gynecomastia results when the glands present in male breast tissue reacts with hypertrophy. Plastic surgeons now find themselves busy reducing the body-builders and athletes who abuse the drugs so much they suffer this side effect, as well as the testicular shrinkage effects. To the Examiner:
After just 10 weeks of injecting steroids, former Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Dan Clark gained 32 pounds of muscle. But after 20 years of using the drugs — when he was Nitro on "American Gladiator" — he also got shrunken testicles, major man boobs and dull throbbing pain during sex.
Page Six reports that Dan's tell-all memoir, "Gladiator: A True Story of 'Roids, Rage and Redemption," reveals that his breasts got so big he had to have reduction surgery. Dan writes in his book:
Bitch tits, man boobs, breast-chesticles is what they're called on the street. Gynecomastia is the scientific name. No matter what you call it, I [had] it. I hate[d] taking off my shirt."
Amazon.com will ship "Gladiator: A True Story of 'Roids, Rage and Redemption" Feburary 10.
Suppose he could have used a sports bra when he took off his shirt. Even 'Nitros' plastic fiugure shows some gynecomastia.