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I've read in many places that refined sugars, breads and other like products can cause acne? Is this true? Can a healthy diet improve acne? Exercise?

I've read in many places that refined sugars, breads and other like products can cause acne? Is this true? Can a healthy diet improve acne? Exercise?

It's junk: You've discovered that there's a huge fantasy literature on "this food is good / bad for this / that disease." people write their subscientific observations and decide that somebody saying there's no effect must be ignorant / unspiritual. The real controlled studies show basically zero diet effect on acne. Good diet & fitness are benenficial for their own sake and general health. ...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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What are some natural remedies to quickly reduce acne scars on face and stop acne inflammation?

What are some natural remedies to quickly reduce acne scars on face and stop acne inflammation?

NONE: If you go into the typical herb store they will take your money & send you home with a useless product. Don't be a sucker. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Are there any foods I can eat that improve cardiovascular strength?

Are there any foods I can eat that improve cardiovascular strength?

Eat Healthfully!: The cardiovascular system works in concert with all the body's systems. You want them all functioning at peak performance. For healthful eating tips visit www.Whatscookingwithdoc.Com. As far as cv strength, the heart is a muscle. Combine aerobic (like running) and anaerobic (like weight lifting) together ina sensible program for maximum benefit. ...Read more

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Any good acne products that actually work?

Any good acne products that actually work?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide has failed, get with your physician for prescription-strength meds. Home / "pop" / "holistic" remedies are adjuncts only. Acne is a serious personal and professial liability and you owe it to yourself, or the person for whom you are responsible to get effective rx. ...Read more

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Are there foods that improve flexibility?

Are there foods that improve flexibility?

No: Flexibility cannot be improved by eating foods. In order to improve flexibility you need to exercise and stretch! stretching is one of the best ways to improve flexibility. ...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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Which is better to remove eczema scars glycolic acid or salicytic acid, note that eczema is cured but leaves dark marks all over body ?

Which is better to remove eczema scars glycolic acid or salicytic acid, note that eczema is cured but leaves dark marks all over body ?

Marks left from: eczema are typically not scars but rather postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. both glycolic and salicylic acid work, with glycolic being more irritating (which could ignite your eczema to flare) but you likely need to add a lightener to your regimen ...Read more

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What are some healthy things to eat that will promote and improve eyesight?

What are some healthy things to eat that will promote and improve eyesight?

Sensible diet: The best advice is to compose a sensible diet with adequate levels of all vitamins and minerals, get regular eye exams, take a mulitvitamin daily, and avoid smoking. Unfortunately there are no study-proven treatments such as increased vitamin intake or changes in diet to prevent a refractive error (need for glasses) or cataracts. ...Read more

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Can a dairy-free diet reduce acne breakouts/acne severity?

Can a dairy-free diet reduce acne breakouts/acne severity?

Not the key: Acne is only marginally related to diet and not at all to hygiene or lifestyle. You're wasting your time if you try to clear yourself with 'pop' experiments. Get some topical benzoyl peroxide, in a strength and frequency that you can tolerate. If you're not clear in two weeks, phone your physician for something to add. ...Read more

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Is green tea helpful in healing acne and acne scars?

Is green tea helpful in healing acne and acne scars?

Snake oil alert: Its unlikely to be of any benefit for acne and almost certainly will have no effect on acne scarring. ...Read more

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Foods that can worsen eczema?

Foods that can worsen eczema?

Eczema & foods: Cow's milk, chicken eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and gluten. Any food that one is allergic to will worsen eczema. Other factors that produce the same effect - smoking; wearing non-cotton fabrics, fabric softener sheets. ...Read more

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What foods and supplements can improve memory.?

What foods and supplements can improve memory.?

A few items.: Sometimes sleep is an issue, and stress plays a heavy role, but meds can create cognitive compromise. Might try a "medical food" such as Cerefolin-NAC or phosphatidyl serine, or even alpha lipoic acid? B vits may be very useful if defiency or high homocysteine. ...Read more

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Any good home remedies that will help to reduce/ clear acne scars?

Any good home remedies that will help to reduce/ clear acne scars?

There aren't any: Anybody offering you a product or a pop remedy to remove acne scars at home is scamming you. A dermatologist can make them less visible with a laser, surgery, filler and/or dermabrasion. Some men, including tommy lee jones, jet li, and casey pahall (photo), keep their scars for the "tough guy" look. It's your choice. ...Read more

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Is there evidence that diet changes (minimize sugar/carbs, gluten free etc...) can help a child with adhd?

Is there evidence that diet changes (minimize sugar/carbs, gluten free etc...) can help a child with adhd?

Unless a child has: Gluten enteropathy (celiac disease) documented by specific laboratory tests, there's no medical reason to use a gluten-free diet. Likewise, removing milk/milk products is necessary only for a milk protein allergy. There's no scientific evidence of efficacy of dietary manipulation in treatment of core symptoms of adhd., except in a very few who are sensitive to food additives. ...Read more

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I've heard that foods( eg: fava beans) which improve HGH can also increase the testerone lv, will consume a lot of these foods make me less feminine?

I've heard that foods( eg: fava beans) which improve HGH can also increase the testerone lv, will consume a lot of these foods make me less feminine?

Live wisely: People hear all sorts of things every day of their lives... But how much of it is true?... And for whom might it be true?... And what bad things might happen if one does too much of one thing, one food, one habit, or one activity? It's wise not to think much of this kind of stuff, so i wouldn't count on foods to alter growth hormone, testosterone, etc.; and would always eat a big variety of foods. ...Read more

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Is there food program i can follow to help improving acne?

Is there food program i can follow to help improving acne?

Food program: Contrary to common belief there is no connection between diet and acne. The important thing is that you eat a wholesome diet. ...Read more

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What food causes of acne?

What food causes of acne?

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 bromine in proceeded foods can cause acne). ...Read more

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What are the best foods for acne?

What are the best foods for acne?

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 white sugar) and dairy (a higher association with skim milk). Some believe gluten and processed vegetable oils can also make it worse. I recommend filling your diet with a variety of nutrients from plants, high quality fats, and fermented foods. ...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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High GI food cause acne?

Maybe: There is a link between low GI food and improvement in acne symptoms (american journal of clinical nutrition, vol. 86, no. 1, 107-115, july 2007). It is not clear if a high-glycemic-load *causes* acne, but it looks like it certain won't help it. ...Read more

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Is a food good for acne?

Is a food good for acne?

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, no food has been identified via studies to clear acne. ...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 type of foods can cause acne?

What type of foods can cause acne?

Dairy,: and now high fatty foods are being linked to acne. but i suggest staying away from high glycemic index foods (sodas, sweets... ...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 nonhealthy foods&pop cause acne?

Can nonhealthy foods&pop cause acne?

Probably not: The relationship between diet and acne has always been controversial. Many patients are convinced that certain foods make their acne worse. Nevertheless, despite occasional studies suggesting otherwise, the consensus among dermatologists is that diet is causally unrelated to acne. ...Read more

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Any dorm food that is good for acne?

Any dorm food that is good for acne?

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 there are. A woman is often cleared by the oral contraceptive pill. If it's harder to manage, i add a systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can levest help with improving acne?

Can levest help with improving acne?

Yes, such drugs can: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream is helpful. If desired, one can add an antibiotic gel or cream such as clindamycin gel. If more help is needed, retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be taken also. Birth control pills help some women (if one combination pill isn't helping, she can try a different one). ...Read more

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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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Which food types and foods cause acne?

Which food types and foods cause acne?

Milk, simple carbs: Recent research confirms that milk ; high-glycemic (sugary ; starchy foods) significantly worsen acne: http://bit.Ly/1hbmums those following a low-glycemic diet had significant improvements in acne: http://ajcn.Nutrition.Org/content/86/1/107.Full not everyone yet accepts this; chocolate may also be a culprit. For more see http://www.Aad.Org/dw/monthly/2012/acne/diet-and-acne#.Uq12gi0-7oa. ...Read more

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Does certain kinds of food cause acne?

Does certain kinds of food cause acne?

Not clear: There have been various studies, none conclusive, that link acne to several types of foods including foods with high glycemic index that raise blood sugar, dairy foods, particularly those with hormones, gluten, and saturated fats. As the evidence is unclear, it is best to eat a healthy diet without dairy (get calcium from other sources), limit saturated fats and gluten, and avoid simple carbs. ...Read more

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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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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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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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