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kokobear

Member Since 31 Dec 2013
Offline Last Active Jan 17 2014 12:48 AM

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The Evolutionary Biology Behind Acne

07 January 2014 - 07:42 PM

Does anyone have any theories? we all know acne has a strong genetic component but the question is why would it be selected. I've heard the theory that acne is meant to keep the opposite sex away through youth in order to prevent pregnancy until the person is an adult but I've always found that ridiculous as many, many people carry acne into adulthood and beyond so the theory doesn't add up. Why do you think this trait exists?