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Does greasy foods and chocolates cause acne?

Does greasy foods and chocolates cause acne?

No.: Despite the millions of patients with acne who love chocolate and greasy foods there is no evidence of a relationship. There is a potential but weak relationship with milk consumption. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Do certain foods really cause acne?

Do certain foods really cause acne?

ACNE & FOODS: For many years dermatologists have disagreed with the relationship between foods & acne. I am one dermatologist who believes that many foods cause & aggravate acne. These are nuts (all kinds), dairy products (milk & cheese), & high-sugar foods (chocolate & other sweets.) if you have acne, and eat these foods, stop for a few weeks and send me a thank-you note. ...Read more

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Can eating chocolate or greasy food really cause acne?

Can eating chocolate or greasy food really cause acne?

Not really: Acne is usually a condition caused by excess oil and gland secretion of skin along with pore buildup and plugging-often triggered by stress and increase in hormones in body. It is a myth that greasy food and chocolate cause acne but they are not that healthy anyway and should be minimized in your diet. ...Read more

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Do tomatoes cause acne?

No: The link between any food and acne has had supporters and detractors over the years. Most find it at the bottom of the list of contributing factors.While any person may have a food allergy or sensitivity that can show up affecting the skin, listing tomatoes as a cause in not justified. ...Read more

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Could eating chocolate or greasy foods cause acne?

Could eating chocolate or greasy foods cause acne?

No: It is a common misconception that "fatty foods" and chocolate causes acne. In most cases, food plays a very small role in acne. Studies have shown that soda, chips, caffeine, fried foods, and chocolate do not cause acne. So why the link? Stress may aggravate acne, and it may simply be that we eat certain comfort foods (like chocolate) when we are stressed hence the link. ...Read more

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Does chocolate and fried food cause acne?

Does chocolate and fried food cause acne?

No: We are all different, and react differently to foods and other things in the environment. If certain foods cause trouble for you, then your options are to either avoid them or try to reduce your sensitivity with homeopathic treatment: www.Bookonhealing.Com. ...Read more

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Do fried groundnuts cause pimples?

Do fried groundnuts cause pimples?

No: Despite "pop" claims, there's little science to connect food choices and acne. The best-attested is dairy, and even this is modest. If you're prone to episodes of acne, you may be able to keep them at bay with 5% topical benzoyl perxoide 1-2x daily, or if this isn't enough, get with your physician. ...Read more

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Does oily food contribute to acne/pimples?

Does oily food contribute to acne/pimples?

Foods and acne: So far two food groups that have been shown to contribute to acne are dairy products and high glycemic index carbs. In men, chocolate has been shown to worsen acne as well. So far there is no evidence for oily foods contributing to acne. ...Read more

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Could eating sugary foods cause acne?

Could eating sugary foods cause acne?

No: The link between diet and acne is weak, the strongest being with dairy as a cause and even this is soft. If you have to ask, you should be taking advantage of what real science can offer for prophylaxis. Topical benzoyl peroxide 5% once a day to prevent, or 2x/day to treat; if not clear after this, your personal physician has many options. ...Read more

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Do peaches cause acne?

Do peaches cause acne?

No: Part of a healthy diet, especially when fresh. The role of diet is poorly defined; the one plausible suspect is dairy. Acne's a chronic disease but can always be managed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could heat and spicy foods cause acne?

Could heat and spicy foods cause acne?

Maybe: A host of studies of diet and acne have produced little in the way of consistent findings; a link to dairy is weak but stronger than chocolate. You need to understand that looking for a cause of outbreaks is seldom productive and you need to manage acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Does eating oily stuffs and other kind of foods grow pimples?

Does eating oily stuffs and  other kind of foods grow pimples?

No: Acne is related to heredity and hormones, aggravated by sweating, close shaving, & some meds. Diet is only a trivial concern regarding acne, but very important for other reasons. ...Read more

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Besides heredity, does eating salty & junk foods causes hair to thin?

Besides heredity, does eating salty & junk foods causes hair to thin?

Habits & Hair Loss: Diet has little effect on hair loss. There are suggestions that too much Vitamin A and too little Vitamin D in the body can affect hair growth. Salty foods and junk food do not affect these vitamins much and therefore don't cause increased hair loss. However, they may lead to an increase in blood pressure, blood sugar, and weight and it may be wise to be careful with junk food. ...Read more

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What foods can worsen my acne?

What foods can worsen my acne?

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 foods is good for your overall health, too! ...Read more

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What foods and drinks shall I avoid that trigger acne?

Sugars: Cutting back on sugars, pastas, white rice can help. Consume more whole foods, whole grains and increase omega three fatty acids (foods like walnuts, avocados, flaxseed oil, and salmon). Drink plenty of water. In short eat healthy and avoid processed foods. ...Read more

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Can sugary food cause breakouts?

Can sugary food cause breakouts?

It turns out: That there is limited data to suggest particular foods set off "breakouts". Like the old adage that chocolate consumption causes acne hasn't really borne out. It's is know that certain foods like high simple sugar foods can increase "internal" inflammation and sebum production which may contribute to an acne flare. But it isn't the strongest connection. ...Read more

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How long does greasy food cause acne?

How long does greasy food cause acne?

They do? : Greasy foods don't cause acne. Greasy (oily) skin causes acne with hormone and bacterial help. ...Read more

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Do chocolate and black foods darken the acne marks?

Do chocolate and black foods darken the acne marks?

No: Pigments in foods have nothing to do with coloring of skin. Skin coloring has to do with amounts of melanin your skin cells produce. More likely you would benefit from using a strong sunscreen on your face each and every time you go outside, even if it's a cloudy day. The uv waves of light activate melanin, not foods. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more