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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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
Foods causing acne: The conventional answer is that diet does not contribute to acne. I was taught this but in real life practice I have way too many patients who say that certain foods cause them to breakout. I think there are certain foods that set certain people off, but it is very individual. You have to study yourself and see if you have any patterns, and avoid the foods that set you off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Milk and acne: Dairy products can cause acne in some patients.The reason that milk products cause acne is because milk contains hormones that "turn on" oil glands. the cows that give the milk are pregnant and milking most of their lives. these hormones are not injected into the cows - they are natural hormones that cows make during every "menstrual" cycle, but during pregnancy these hormones are produced conti. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Fatty Foods.: Not normal to have orange oily fat in stools. Body usually absorbs 100% of fats consumed. There is something wrong, either medications like 'orlistat' or Alli, or deficiencies of enzymes are causing this. Sometimes a parasitic infection can cause this. See your doctor about it. ...Read more
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