German soldiers suffering from 'one-sided-boob effect' due to gun drills

Last Updated: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 08:20 hrs

A new military report has found that dozens of German soldiers in the Wachbataillon unit have developed boobs because the drills they perform stimulate male mammary glands.

The director of plastic surgery at the military hospital in Berlin, Professor Bjorn Krapohl, said it's likely the repeated slapping of the soldiers' rifles on the left side of their chests during drills stimulates the glands to produce hormones, which creates the one-sided-boob effect, the Huffington Post reported.

At least 35 soldiers have been stricken with the condition, called one-sided gynecomastia, which has prompted German military officials to consider changing the way in which the battalion performs drills.

The reports, which was obtained by the German Herald, has been published in the German Medical Science journal. (ANI)

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