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Diet Caloric Intake and Acne Increased calories might increase skin oil production, and thus make acne worse. Is this why most "acne diets" tend to work in the short term... November 30,2018
Diet Diet and Acne Can your food intake cause acne? All of the latest science on diet and acne is explored on this page, including information on milk/dairy, glycemic load, omega-3s, zinc, caloric intake, fatty/oily foods, iodine, chocolate, antioxidants, and the gut. September 15,2018
Diet Do Probiotics Clear Acne? A healthy gut may help keep inflammation in check. Since acne is an inflammatory disease, it makes sense to do what we can to keep the gut healthy. Probiotics may help to restore or keep a balance of gut bacteria, particularly during or after taking oral antibiotics. September 15,2018
Diet Chocolate and Acne Because of one flawed 1969 study, a rumor got started that chocolate had no effect on acne, and this was perpetuated until 2011 when several newer studies challenged that finding. The newer studies show weak evidence that chocolate might impact acne. Still, no one knows for sure. September 03,2018
Diet How Fatty Foods Affect Acne It may be the calorie content in fatty food more than the fat itself that might lead to more acne. However, there is simply not enough evidence for us to conclude anything about fatty food and acne until we see randomized controlled studies on the subject. September 03,2018
Diet Why Is Researching "Diet and Acne" Difficult? Studying the effect of diet on any disease is notoriously difficult because there are so many variables involved. This is why we do not yet have definitive proof of whether diet affects acne. September 03,2018
Diet How to Get Enough Omega-3 In Your Diet Eating enough wild, fatty, cold-water fish to get the omega-3 fatty acids that the body needs is a tall order. Supplementing with fish oil pills (or micro-algae pills) is an easy way to get your omega-3 levels up. Choose a reputable brand and you should be good to go. September 08,2018
Diet The Role of Good Bacteria in the Gut We have trillions of good bacteria in our guts that keep us healthy. Oral antibiotics, which are sometimes prescribed for acne, kill both bad bacteria... September 15,2018
Diet Is There a Link Between Iodine and Acne? Only very high levels of iodine from sources like kelp supplements or some medications lead to skin eruptions that look like acne, called "acneiform eruptions." The research shows us that we do not need to concern ourselves with iodine affecting acne when it comes to a typical diet. September 12,2018