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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
41 years experience Dermatology
No Association: Many studies have been conducted to determine an association between diet and acne. At this time there does not appear to be a correlation. Thus, ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
24 years experience Occupational Medicine
Sugars: Too many carbohydrates change the chemistry in your body and can lead to acne. Another food problem is food allergy, and toxins in food (for instance ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
41 years experience Dermatology
No Restriction: Many studies have shown that there is no association between diet and acne. It is controversial that hormone laden dairy products may worsen acne.
Dr. Shala Fardin
18 years experience Dermatology
Glycemic index: There are no clear associations with any food and acne, but some data suggests that high glycemic foods might be associated to acne. Avoiding these f ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
What about it: You get the most from this site when you provide background information on a problem along with a clear related question. Here there is no background ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Acne: Food is not a cause for acne.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mamina Turegano
Specializes in Dermatology
Foods and acne: It's better to ask what foods are best to avoid for acne. These include foods with a high glycemic index (think processed carbs like white flour and ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
Dairy,: and now high fatty foods are being linked to acne. but i suggest staying away from high glycemic index foods (sodas, sweets...
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not likely: Studies do not show an association between diet and acne.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: You deserve treatment. I start with topical clindamycin, plus benzoyl peroxide if there aren't a lot of blackheads or a retinoic acid derivative if th ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
38 years experience Radiology
Yes: High levels of glucose probably help bacteria to grow.

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