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Canadians Don't Have As Much Acne Because Of Vitamin D Levels?


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#61 Kim28

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:02 PM

Oh sheesh. There is a McDonalds down the street from me, and I am certain there are a bunch of Canadians in there EATING THAT CRAP RIGHT NOW. Sorry, alternitivista, but, like you, I find it incredibly bothersome when my fellow Canadians start acting as though they are better than Americans. Even our healthcare system is far from perfect, although I do appreciate it. And I must say - with the windchill it is -29 F where I am right now, so being a Canadian is not always so super happy yay.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 10:50 PM

Does anyone remember when that "French Women Don't Get Fat" book came out? How about "Bringing Up Bebe" that promises the French have nice, compliant children? I have no idea how these silly stereotypes perpetuate. France certainly has obese people waddling around, and some of the most spoiled, whiny, tantrum-y children I've seen eusa_boohoo.gif

 

The one real difference is that America is covered by the media 24/7. Americans do have a habit recording others and being recorded, and then posting that information on the internet, the tv, anywhere anyone will see. America is not very private. What came out of America...let's see...Facebook...MySpace...Reality TV...yeah, privacy is not a very high priority. 

 

I don't see a whole lot of "let's make fun of random Canadians I shot pictures of in Wal-Mart" web sites, or "let's gather all the fattest people in France and film them trying to lose weight". It's easy to idealize countries that are a bit more mysterious, just because we're ignorant of their flaws. 


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 01:29 PM

There are reasons for this and it has nothing to do with vitamin D. Here we go:

 

- Canada has a much smaller population, 35 million, less people, less acne in comparison to the U.S.

 

- Universal healthcare. Canadians at any income can get their acne treated or under control free of charge which is probaby why people are claiming to see 'less' of acne in Canada.

 

- Cold climate (which  is less likely to aggravate acne)



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 02:03 PM

this thread should be closed… evidence is anecdotal at best.  I am american and I very rarely see other people with bad cystic acne.  This is probably more indicative of the psychological impact acne has on people.  The worse your acne is the more likely you are to minimize  your social interaction.

 

I also have never seen a paper that provides a pathway for Vit D to reduce acne on its lonesome.  It seems, when it comes to reducing acne, there is a stark contrast between sitting on your ass inside and moving around outside in the sun.  However, I would be amazed if Vitamin D was the sole mechanism of this reduction.

 

Also, nationalist silliness that is the first dozen or so replies is shameful to both countries.

 

thread should be closed

 

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 04:43 PM

this thread should be closed… evidence is anecdotal at best.  I am american and I very rarely see other people with bad cystic acne.  This is probably more indicative of the psychological impact acne has on people.  The worse your acne is the more likely you are to minimize  your social interaction.

 

I also have never seen a paper that provides a pathway for Vit D to reduce acne on its lonesome.  It seems, when it comes to reducing acne, there is a stark contrast between sitting on your ass inside and moving around outside in the sun.  However, I would be amazed if Vitamin D was the sole mechanism of this reduction.

 

Also, nationalist silliness that is the first dozen or so replies is shameful to both countries.

 

thread should be closed

 

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I don't think we can really compare canada to the u.s in terms of acne prevalance as I mentioned before because of the dramatic population difference. A country like china or russia in comparison to the united states in terms of how many people get acne would be an interesting comparison.

 

Apparently many people in china suffer from inflammatory acne (as I've heard here on the forums).


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:10 PM

If it was true, I have a hunch that it has to do with different diets. In the US, high-fructose corn syrup and other processed foods are promoted to a higher extent than Canada and these have been shown make acne worse, generally. 

 

But I'm not sure that Canadians really have less acne. 



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Posted 19 April 2014 - 06:08 PM

Canada doesn't put hormones in our milk: "Growth hormones to stimulate milk production are not approved for sale or permitted for use in Canada."

Source: http://www.dairygood...s-not-in-canada

 

Either way, I cut out milk and have seen amazing results from that.

 

I see a lot of people with acne here, though!


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