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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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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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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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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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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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Eating almonds causes pimples?

Eating almonds causes pimples?

Probably not: Links between diet and acne are poorly understood and probably minor. Of the common foods, dairy is most likely to have something to do with acne -- i was surprised to learn that chocolate has been exonerated by some controlled studies. The key is that you can manage acne (though not cure it). If 5% topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician. ...Read more

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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

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Does eating or drinking sugar cause acne?

Does eating or drinking 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

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Can eating honey cause acne?

Can eating honey cause acne?

No: The one link that has shown some consistency in studies is that for some people, dairy products exacerbate acne. Giving this up would be a hardship for me. I was surprised to find that chocolate has been exonerated. Most important is that you know that all acne is manageable with today's methods. If topical benzoyl peroxide for two weeks has not cleared you, get with your personal physician. ...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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Could sugary food cause breakouts?

Could sugary food cause breakouts?

Assume it does not: Almost everybody gets into sugar and it's cheap to blame it for a skin rash or acne eruption. If you have acne, manage it scientifically, starting with topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. If you have some other rash, it can be serious -- get it seen and ignore "pop wisdom.". ...Read more

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Does eating too much sweets causes pimples?

Does eating too much sweets causes pimples?

Nope: As much as your parents would want you to believe differently, your acne is more hormonal than anything. The oil in your skin harbors bacteria which causes the small red pustules we call pimples. Keep your skin clean and see your doctor for treatment options. ...Read more

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After getting off accutane.....Can eating fast food and chocolates cause breakout?

After getting off accutane.....Can eating  fast food and chocolates cause breakout?

Acne: It is a common belief that greasy food, or chocolate can cause acne. It is still very controversial if there is any food causing acne. ...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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Eating spicy foods or acidic foods makes my chest/heart hurt..Possible cause?

Eating spicy foods or acidic  foods makes my chest/heart hurt..Possible cause?

Reflux : Common with spices foods caffeine sources and alcohol if occasional liquid antacid good for immediate relief. If chronic should see physician. ...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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Does sugar and dairy cause acne with teens?

Does sugar and dairy cause acne with teens?

Acne: Sugar does not cause acne. There is anecdotal stories about milk and dairy causing acne, but no scientific evidence to supportit. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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