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Does Sugar Cause Acne
No: You may consult this site for home care of acne. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Minor mystery: And a very good question. The strongest epidemiologic link between acne and diet implicates milk / dairy rather than chocolate. This predates the flap about injecting cattle with hormones. Actually, nobody knows why. If it was really the Estrogens in milk / dairy, men who drink a lot of milk would get gynecomastia and everybody would know this, and that doesn't happen. Hope you're successfully rxd. ...Read more
No: Sugar by itself does not cause diabetes. Diabetes is the inability to metabolize sugar due to lack / resistance to insulin; the pancreas produce Insulin among other hormones which help in the metabolism of glucose (sugar); those who consume lots of sugar may cause their pancreas to over work and if they were prone to diabetes may develop the disease earlier. Obesity may cause resistance to insulin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress acne: The cause of acne is clogged pores due to sebum, dead cells, and bacteria. But stress can aggregate the condition due to increased release of chemicals such as adrenaline and testosterone. So in addition to practicing good skin hygiene, releaving stress is also beneficial for the complexion of your life in general. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes!: Sugar is responsible for many adverse metabolic changes that cause early aging. Sugars cause collagen cross-linking, which causes loss of flexibility and wrinkling! Insulin is a pro-inflammatory hormone. It increases CRP, a marker for inflammation. It causes obesity. The length of issues goes on! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetes.: Eating sugar doesn't cause diabetes when you wouldn't get it otherwise. Most cases of diabetes are genetically derived. But in someone who is prone to diabetes, eating more sugar will make that predisposition more evident clinically, such as in blood work. Being overweight will have the same effect. ...Read more
Depends: Hi. Cortisol (hydrocortisone) in excess (either endogenous = Cushing's syndrome, or exogenous as prednisone) antagonized insulin's effects and can raise blood sugar. When everything's working normally (normal cortisol, or normal replacement in adrenal insufficiency) does not antagonize insulin and sugar in a pathophysiologic way. So really, it comes down to is the glucocorticoid in excess. ...Read more
Does fructose cause diabetes? By causing it, i mean does it by itself lead to diabetes, or does it cause weight gain, which in turn causes diabetes?
Humidity and Acne: Humidity itself shouldn't cause acne. However, humidity couple with sweating and soiling of your skin more than usual certainly could worsen acne if you are already acne-prone. Cleansing with an appropriate agent that will avoid over-cleansing and stripping your skin of the correct amount of oils is important to do twice daily. ...Read more
It Can: Intraabdominal fat in excess may lead to Insulin resistance and ?insulin levels. Pancreas cells making Insulin may eventually tire out which would allow blood sugar to ?. Apple shaped people as opposed to those with pear shape are most susceptible to this. With it often comes ?bp, ?triglycerides and/or ?good cholesterol, sometimes obstructive sleep apnea and ?risk for early heart disease. ...Read more
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