Relationship between acne and low-fat or skim milk consumption

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Several studies have reported associations between dairy consumption and acne.

A new case-control study used three 24-hour diet recall phone interviews to evaluate dietary intake, validated software for data collection, and dermatologist assessment of acne severity [1]. An association was found between acne and higher consumption of low-fat or skim milk, comparing 120 teenagers with moderate facial acne and 105 teenagers without acne. There was no association for full fat milk. Although this study supports a relationship between acne and low-fat or skim milk consumption, further study is needed before specific dietary recommendations can be made for patients with acne. (See “Pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, and diagnosis of acne vulgaris”, section on ‘Diet’.)

For More information and blogs on this subject, check out these sites:
Clear Skin Forever Blog

ALLURE Magazine skin/milk article

The No-Milk Diet

TEEN VOGUE acne and milk story

WebMD – worst foods for your skin

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