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What role does diet play in acne?

What role does diet play in acne?

Acne & Diet: Many foods can aggravate acne. The most common culprits, in my observations, are nuts and peanut butter, dairy products (excess cheese and milk), sugars and high glycemic index foods (chocolate). So, no snickers bars; no reese's cups; no gallons of milk, cut down on cheese. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What role do diet and dietary supplements play in prostate cancer?

What role do diet and dietary supplements play in prostate cancer?

Helpful: Having a good diet with supplemets as needed is very important in all types of cancer. Other nonmedical issues that re important include sleeping well, decreasing stress, eating well, and having a positive daily outlook. ...Read more

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What role does nutritious food play in healing?

What role does nutritious food play in healing?

Building blocks: Your body is constantly repairing and rebuilding itself. Nutritious food provides the building blocks (vitamins, minerals, protein, fats) your body needs for repair and maintenance. ...Read more

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What role does exercise play in weight management?

What role does exercise play in weight management?

Maintenance: While changing baseline activity/exercise level is important for weight loss.... Regular exercise is even more important to maintain weight loss... ...Read more

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What role does family genetics play in disease prevention?

What role does family genetics play in disease prevention?

Perspective: Immune system is inherited & important; however disease also depends upon the virulance or severity of the attack or insult upon that immune system together with outside environmental contributing factors. Disease occurs when any one of those factors is out of balance with the others. ...Read more

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What role do hormones play in anxiety?

What role do hormones play in anxiety?

A major role.: Anxiety involves numerous hormones that stimulate the autonomic nervous system, increase blood volume and blood pressure, stimulate the adrenal glands, affect metabolism of sugar, fat and protein, affect the immune system, etc. In other words, anxiety and stress affect virtually every part of your physiology through hormones and the nervous system. ...Read more

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What plays a major role during Accutane treatment?

What plays a major role during Accutane treatment?

Pride in yourself: Stay with it. Remember why. Acne is a grave personal and professional liability. Your life will be far better once you're through it. Life is cruel and unfair, and you'll discover that once your face is clear, people treat you better. Comply with your lab work and appointments. And be grateful for scientific medicine that's made this possible. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What role do genetics play in addictions, especially alcoholism?

What role do genetics play in addictions, especially alcoholism?

A strong role: Alcoholism runs in families- if you have a first-degree relative who is an alcohol dependent, you have 3 to 4 times increased risk of becoming alcohol dependent. Genetics are figured to account for roughly 50% of your risk of developing alcohol dependence. Similar relationships exist for other substances; initiation is situational, but whether that becomes an addiction depends on one's genetics. ...Read more

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What role might hormones play in anxiety?

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What role might hormones play in anxiety?

Anxiety & hormones: Hormonal imbalance, especially in women, especially near menopause where levels of Progesterone drop. Progesterone is similar to serotonin & has a calming effect. This can be compounded by elevated levels of oestrogen, or use of birth control pill. ...Read more

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Does alcohol play a role in gerd?

Does alcohol play a role in gerd?

Yes.: It is one of many substances that increase or cause gerd by opening the lower esophageal sphincter. ...Read more

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Does diet play a role in preventing irritable bowel syndrome?

Does diet play a role in preventing irritable bowel syndrome?

Helpful: Diet can be helpful in managing the symptoms of ibs but there is no specific diet that prevents ibs. It varies from person to person and disease type. ...Read more

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How much percent genetics and environmental play role in human height ?

How much percent  genetics and environmental  play role in human height ?

Cannot quantify: Hi. We cannot quantify what percentage is genetic and what percentage is environment in height or any other phenotype, but under normal circumstances (adequate nutrition, etc), for height it's mostly genetic. Disease can be classified in that assessment of phenotype as either environment or genetic, depending. ...Read more

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Do genetics play a big role in krabbe disease?

Do genetics play a big role in krabbe disease?

Yes: Krabbe is a genetic inherited condition. It is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion. That means that for a patient with krabbe, both parents are usually carriers of the abnormal gene called galc. Those parents will have a 25% chance of having another affected child and a 50% chance of having children that are carriers. ...Read more

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How does music videos plays a role with teenage drinking?

How does music videos plays a role with teenage drinking?

See below: Lots of videos promote partying and getting high appropriate selected videos are best or no videos. I prefer classic jazz wonderful and nothing to do with drinking. ...Read more

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Does diet play much of a role in degenerative diseases?

Does diet play much of a role in degenerative diseases?

A Major Role: Toxic food items are perhaps the reason of the epidemic of chronic degenerative diseases avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products caus. ...Read more

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Does salt intake play a role in maintenance of systemic acid/base homeostasis?

Does salt intake play a role in maintenance of systemic acid/base homeostasis?

Indirectly, yes: Salt (sodium chloride and others, some with potassium) separates into ions in the body, and these ions play with the acidic and basic molecules in many ways. So a lack or excess of salt can change the electrolyte numbers in response to an acid/base derangement. For instance, potassium usually leaves the cells in acidosis causing an increase; if you're already deficient, that may not be noticeable. ...Read more

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What does mint play role in toothpaste?

What does mint play role in toothpaste?

Flavor: It is there to add to the flavor and aid in breath odor. Don't count on it to do anything more than that. It is not a high enough concentration to be good for anything else. ...Read more

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What role does environment play with ms?

What role does environment play with ms?

Unclear: Lots of interest currently in the interplay of genetic background of a population and environmental triggers. No one clear winner here, but studies of large populations are seeing some patterns emerge with regard to annual sunshine exposure, vitamin d (and its receptor), epstein barr virus (mononucleosis) infection at a critical time in life, possibly smoking as contributing to risk for ms. ...Read more

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What role does diet play in acne?

Acne & Diet: Many foods can aggravate acne. The most common culprits, in my observations, are nuts and peanut butter, dairy products (excess cheese and milk), sugars and high glycemic index foods (chocolate). So, no snickers bars; no reese's cups; no gallons of milk, cut down on cheese. ...Read more

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Is it true that nutrition plays a huge role in acne and skin? I sleep a lot, eat pretty well and exercise almost every day and I see no improvements.

Is it true that nutrition plays a huge role in acne and skin? I sleep a lot, eat pretty well and exercise almost every day and I see no improvements.

More than one issue: Acne are due to infection in the skin. For home remedies consult the site given below: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment For good health in general - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What role does fish oil play in someone with acne skin ?

What role does  fish oil play in someone with acne skin ?

Likely none: Fish oil is useful for high cholesterol, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis and inflammation. There is a long list of other things it is used for, largely unsupported by evidence. I know of no evidence that it helps with acne. ...Read more

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I go to the gym and play rugby 24/7. Since I am a teenager my acne has gone out of control and i don't know how to fix it.

I go to the gym and play rugby 24/7. Since I am a teenager my acne has gone out of control and i don't know how to fix it.

Manage it: You're old enough to get with your personal physician, and you'll need to do this. Use topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated up to 10% 2x/day, be aware that home remedies for acne are fakes, and if antibiotics don't clear you, consider isotretinoin. The latter's not for the faint-hearted -- but you're a rugby player. We can clear you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does unhealthy food cause or inflame adult acne? Resulting in pimples or anything. My dermatologist says it seems play a huge factor?

Does unhealthy food cause or inflame adult acne? Resulting in pimples or anything. My dermatologist says it seems play a huge factor?

Yes, in some people: Some people are especially reactive to dairy products -- there could be others. This is not the same as an acute allergic response, but food intolerance can show up in many kinds of symptoms, including skin manifestations. Ask your dermatologist what suggestions s/he has for you in particular. ...Read more

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What is the best diet to avoid acne?

What is the best diet to avoid acne?

Avoid diet hormones: The connections between diet & acne are controversial. The strongest associations in the scientific literature are with cow's milk - thought to be from hormones. Consider choosing organic (or no hormones used) milk and meat products. (most us meat made with hormones) otherwise, no strong evidence that fatty foods or chocolate influence acne. Bon appetit! and track yourself. Each of us different. ...Read more

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Can a good diet really help prevent acne?

No: I was surprised too, but the controlled studies all seem to agree over the past decades. All acne's treatable nowadays by scientific methods. ...Read more

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How do you tell if acne is hormonal or diet related?

Keep a diary: Hormonal acne is often associated with acne lesions along the jawline & sides of face, hormonal changes (e.g. Menstrual cycle, abnormal periods, etc), & sometimes unwanted hair growth. Few dietary causes of acne are substantiated by research studies. Dairy is one of the few research-supported causes of acne. Keep a diary of your breakouts, menstrual cycle, & diet. Consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Will cutting sugar out of my diet help treat my acne?

Will cutting sugar out of my diet help treat my acne?

No: Eliminating sugar-sweet stuff isn't a bad idea, but it's not gonig to touch your acne and neither will any other 'pop' idea. Get down and treat it scientifically. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for additional prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my diet isn't helping my acne?

Could use your help docs! my diet isn't helping my acne?

Of course it's not: Acne is not lifestyle or hygiene related, and diet generally has little impact. Actually, food choices have very little to do with most illness in spite of the stuff you read on the internet. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. ...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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What is cure for severe acne and which diet I should avoided?

What is cure for severe acne and which diet I should avoided?

Diet answer: I reviewed these articles on diet and adult acne treatment and it's effect on acne. Acne is not just for teens anymore - hope this helps. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/features/diet-and-skin?page=2 http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/features/adult-acne-is-treatable ...Read more

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Can your diet cause acne? Such as too much sugar? Thank you!

Can your diet cause acne? Such as too much sugar? Thank you!

Not usually: You may consult this site for home care for 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. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Can you recomend me some diet that helps you to prevent acne?

Can you recomend me some diet that helps you to prevent acne?

Nobody can: I was surprised too, but the best controlled studies are consistent -- acne's not a diet-related or diet-responsive illness. However, it's quite manageable by any competent physician, and you do a disservice if you delay treatment in the hope of a "natural" cure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do if i want to know, will cutting sugar out of my diet help cure my acne?

Can you tell me what to do if i want to know, will cutting sugar out of my diet help cure my acne?

Unlikely to happen: There is little data to support any influence of diet (sugar) on acne at this time.It has been suggested in the past, but little if any evidence based studies available to support this. ...Read more

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Is there anything on my diet that causes baby acne? Is there anything I can do to improve its appearance?

Is there anything on my diet that causes baby acne? Is there anything I can do to improve its appearance?

Not diet related: Baby acne is very common and nothing serious it resolves quickly without intervention. Do not scrape or pop the sores as this increases the inflammation and can lead to scarring. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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