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Diet and Acne

Diet and Acne

Classically it has been believed that chocolate, saturated fat, nuts & salt intake increased acne.  Interestingly this concept has recently been seriously challenged by modern research.  In a recent review dedicated to Nutrition and Acne, published in the ‘Clinics in Dermatology’journal (December 2010) the researchers pointed out that cow’s milk might increase acne through hormonal mechanisms.  Also food with high sugar content could increase the development and duration of acne through insulin related mechanisms and hormonal factors.  No study has established a positive association between acne and chocolate, saturated fat, or salt intake.  So it seems the problem is sugar not the salt!

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