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Could eating chocolate or greasy foods cause acne?

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Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dr. Margaret Mann
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In brief: No but stress can

There is no scientific evidence to prove that greasy or chocolate-containing foods can cause acne.
But most people eat these foods when they are physically or emotionally stressed and the concurrent stress can be related. Stress can cause aa surge in some of the hormones like testosterone that can increase oil secretion which can lead to some types of acne.

In brief: No but stress can

There is no scientific evidence to prove that greasy or chocolate-containing foods can cause acne.
But most people eat these foods when they are physically or emotionally stressed and the concurrent stress can be related. Stress can cause aa surge in some of the hormones like testosterone that can increase oil secretion which can lead to some types of acne.
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Dr. J. Morgan O'Donoghue
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