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Research finds new dietary causes for moderate acne in Adolescents

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology reports “Consumption of low-fat or skin milk, but not full-fat milk, was positively associated with moderate acne among adolescents,” research suggests.

“This adds to the evidence that higher glycemic index foods (foods that spike blood sugar) can worsen acne” Dr Shannon Humphrey adds.

The researchers observed that when low-fat/skim milk was removed from total dairy consumed, the difference between the acne and control groups lost statistical significance. There were no significant differences in total dairy intake, saturated fat or trans-fat, or glycemic load and no significant difference was found for total energy intake or BMI.

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