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A 18-year-old member asked:

Can dairy give me acne? i use it for protien shakes chocolate milk. but i eat real healthy and drink lots of water. but i still get bad acne.

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Acne and dairy: Studies from new zealand show a correlation of acne with dairy products. The authors postulate that the hormones from the cattle can affect acne in humans. There is a simple test you can do. Stop the dairy products for two weeks. Then add the dairy back and if you have an acne flare there is a correlation.
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dr. Jerome Litt commented
Dermatology 72 years experience
EXCELLENT ADVICE! ALSO STOP ALL NUTS; CUT DOWN ON CHOCOLATE AND HIGH SUGARY FOODS.
Jan 31, 2012
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Acne: Acne can also be due to stress and hormonal changes.
Last updated Aug 19, 2020

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