German Soldiers Are Growing Breasts, But Only on the Left Side of Their Bodies

Doctors think it's because of a drill during which they slam rifles into their chest

According to a new report made public by doctors in Germany not very long ago, soldiers belonging to the country's elite Wachbataillon military unit might soon give Victoria's Secret models a run for their money.

This is because, as peculiar as this may sound, some (ok, quite a lot) of them are growing breasts. To be more precise, they are growing just one breast neatly fitted smack in the center of their left pectoral.

Joking aside, this medical condition is known as gynecomastia, and it looks like its manifesting itself is the direct result of these soldiers' not being able to let go of the habit of constantly hitting themselves in the chest with a rifle.

Apparently, all this pounding is part and parcel of a military drill during which the soldiers are required to slam their weapons into their bodies.

As Gawker explains, the slamming stimulates unusual hormone production, which translates into the soldiers' beginning to grow a breast.

“There is a very significant link between the activity in the Guard Battalion and the development of the breast on the left side. They need to change the way they drill. The constant slamming of the rifles against the left hand side of the chest is clearly a significant factor,” argued Professor Björn Krapohl, director of plastic surgery at the Military Hospital of Berlin.

For the time being, it looks like military officials are ready and willing to look into the possibility of changing the “logistics” of this particular drill.

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