Estrogen is the main female hormone, responsible for female sex characteristics. It is found in the male body as well but in significantly lower levels.
High estrogen levels in men bring about certain negative health conditions and effects on the body. Some of them are “man boobs”, low sex drive, erection difficulties, loss of muscle mass, tiredness, fatigue, accumulation of fat.
Some small amounts of testosterone are always converted into estrogen in the male body. The main ingredient that carries out this conversion is found in the fat cells. The more body fat a man has, especially around the waist, the more testosterone will be converted into estrogen. It means more estrogen circulating in his body, and greater tendency to low testosterone and more fat storing.
Women with elevated estrogen have also higher tendency to storing fat.Read about the other hormones