Lincoln a 'man boob' capital of the UK
Lincoln has been named as one of the "man boob" capitals of the UK.
Forty five per cent of men in the city have the condition, according to a survey published today.
Lincoln came tenth in a list of the top ten places in the UK where "moobs" are a problem.
Leeds, with almost 60 per cent, came top of the poll, which questioned 2,138 men across the nation.
Sweatband.com, which produced the survey, said moobs were a result of a lack of exercise and a poor diet.
Max Merritt, a personal trainer from Lincoln, said: "Although 'moob' is a funny word, it's something that is quite serious and affects a lot of people.
"The condition, which is actually called gynecomastia, is caused by a build up of oestrogen, which is a female hormone in the chest that can come from processed food and beer.
"I definitely agree with the survey.
"When men come to me wanting to lose weight, their two main goals are to get rid of their moobs and their beer belly."
The full list is as follows:
1. Leeds – 59%
2. Swansea – 57%
3. Glasgow – 56%
4. Manchester – 54%
5. Bristol – 52%
6. Newport – 50%
7. Coventry – 48%
8. Wrexham – 46%
9. Colchester – 45%
10. Lincoln – 45%