Mr. Li, a 26-year-old Chinese college graduate, visited doctors after his chest began to change.
Medics told him to avoid fried chicken wings and drumsticks and add more fruit and vegetables to his diet, as the hormones in the white meat were the reason behind his inflated burst.
To find out if we should steer clear of fried chicken, Metro.co.uk consulted an expert.
Miguel Toribio-Mateas, professional nutritionist and chair of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy, said: “It’s a tricky one because it’s down to genetic composure as well. Oestrogen from external sources – meat for example – is not going to affect everybody.”
So you’ll be relieved to know it’s not as simple as men eating meat and then breast tissue inexplicably grows.
Toribio-Mateas added: ‘‘If you eat meat that has been treated with growth hormones, for example, and if genetically you are respondent to those hormones as a man, then you are more likely to develop tissue in places where you shouldn’t have excess tissue.”
He also explained that people should adopt a more plant-based diet and choose organic grass-fed meat.