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New Research: Androgen in milk causes acne

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Friday, 09 November 2007

Cow Milk & Dairy Products Induces Acne

Androgen in milk of Pregnant cows causes Acne

Atlanta, Georgia, 11/09/2007 - Milk of pregnant cows contains lots of sex hormones such as androgens. Unfortunately, chemical structure of cow's androgen hormones and androgen produced by human is somewhat similar to each other. Studies shows that most of the cows in United States are pregnant, hence their milk contains a large amount of androgen. Androgen is male sex hormones produces in both genders of humans and some other animals including cows and buffaloes.

Testosterone is an androgenic hormone that is converted into DHT. Hair follicles and sebaceous glands are susceptible to DHT. Thus, the more testosterone is produced, the more it is converted into DHT.

Excessive hormones stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum and causes inflammation of hair follicles. Excessive sebum is restricted within narrowed and inflamed hair follicles. Here within hair follicles, propionibacteria mixes with sebum to make a plaque.

The plaque clogs the hair follicles and small bumps appear. The bump is called whitehead and if sebum pops out the bump, it is called blackhead.

Cow milk not only stimulates sebaceous glands and induces acne; it is also a leading cause of excessive weight gain in girls. Androgen helps build and maintain male and female characteristics, thus, intake of pregnant cow milk causes high weight, and teenagers are more sexually excited and girls may develop enlarged breasts. Too large amounts of androgen may cause breast cancer, studies show; however, further research is still needed.

To prevent from successive acne breakouts, excessive weight gain and breast cancer, both teens and adults must cut down on dairy products such as butter, margarine, cheese, ice cream, candies etc.

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Friday, 09 November 2007

Cow Milk & Dairy Products Induces Acne

Androgen in milk of Pregnant cows causes Acne

Testosterone is an androgenic hormone that is converted into DHT. Hair follicles and sebaceous glands are susceptible to DHT. Thus, the more testosterone is produced, the more it is converted into DHT.

Excessive hormones stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum and causes inflammation of hair follicles. Excessive sebum is restricted within narrowed and inflamed hair follicles. Here within hair follicles, propionibacteria mixes with sebum to make a plaque.

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Cow Milk & Dairy Products Induces Acne

Androgen in milk of Pregnant cows causes Acne

Testosterone is an androgenic hormone that is converted into DHT. Hair follicles and sebaceous glands are susceptible to DHT. Thus, the more testosterone is produced, the more it is converted into DHT.

Excessive hormones stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum and causes inflammation of hair follicles. Excessive sebum is restricted within narrowed and inflamed hair follicles. Here within hair follicles, propionibacteria mixes with sebum to make a plaque.

This specific claim strikes me as being rather naive and unscientific. Why? Because Kligman showed in a study many years ago that giving very significant amounts of additional testosterone (in some cases, as much as 300 mg/day of methyl testosterone) to young men and women had no measurable effect on their sebum production, and certainly didn't produce acne. His speculation at the time was that the reason for that was that sebum production in young men is probably already "maxed-out" by their own endogenous androgen production, and nearly so in women. All of that casts a LOT of doubt on the claims being made in the news report.

I'm not saying that it's entirely out of the question that drinking milk _may_ worsen acne in some sensitive individuals, but if it does, it's probably for some other reason than the superficial one given in that report above.

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