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Old 12-07-2003, 08:13 AM   #1
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How they determined if diet causes acne...amazing stuff

You know how Doc's say you acne isnt caused by a diet. Check how they found this out. In 60's a famous Doc took a bunch of papers from 30's and did a experiment. It consisted of 20 students eating chocholate bars. One were real chocolate bars and other were placebos type. So after 3 weeks of these students eating this they came back and they tested to see if acne got worse and they said it didin't get worse and thats why they say your diet doesnt influence acne. SUCH AWSOME EXPERIMENT ISNT IT!!!! Actually check it out, I read ALOT on this. Bascially cut all the crap foods out of your diet. Any sugars, sodas, and so on. Eat a lot of fish, fruits and vegetables. Dont pick on your acne!!! Dont Put ANYTHING on your face, no benzoyl peroxide NONE OF THAT STUFF!!! its interesting how they found out that BP causes tumors in rats after 6 weeks of use, and your recomended time for use...2 months...therefore you might get skin cancer as a result. My personal theory is that the body needs to let all this stuff out, and if you use accutane and else, they stop the toxins from coming out of your body, and then few years down the line you get a huge break out. So bascially cut the toxins out of your diet and sugar. I went from having 1 cm acne sticking out of my neck (my neck was RED and GROSS, now its bunch of scars and red marks bc my picking on it) It is getting better and i am happy!!! Currently i have a lot of red marks and scars bc i picked on my acne before but it is clearing up slowly as skin regerates. my pores are becoming smaller and i of course get small acne. really small inflamations just like other normal 17 year old teens which is ok by my standers in comaprison how it was before. Currently i am lookin to go to derm to fix up scarring with anything but acne medicine. I am telling you people dont pick on em dont put anything and eat better. Thats all you need. Good Luck and dont worry!!!
ohh p.s. it was determined that stress causes acne!!! so less stress better face!!! read perricone's acne prescription for more

 
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Old 12-07-2003, 09:15 AM   #2
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Re: How they determined if diet causes acne...amazing stuff

I just want to add that the study was flawed. They gave one group real chocolate and the other a "placebo" that contained all of the ingrediants that make you break-out. Both groups had the same reactions so from that they determined that chocolate doesn't cause breakouts.

 
Old 12-07-2003, 11:45 AM   #3
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Re: How they determined if diet causes acne...amazing stuff

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I just want to add that the study was flawed. They gave one group real chocolate and the other a "placebo" that contained all of the ingrediants that make you break-out. Both groups had the same reactions so from that they determined that chocolate doesn't cause breakouts.

LOL, EXACTLY, I can't believe as scientists that was the best they could come up with. Although considering that people think of candybars as chocolate, it made sense for them to do that study. However, the flaw is that it was never chocolate but the Sugar, Dairy and or/hydrogenated oils (depends on the recipe) that was the problem. They should have seperated PURE chocolate and given the others the Regular Chocolate (candybar) and another Group the Placebo and THEN they should have noticed a difference.

Anyway, that is something that still hasn't been corrected to this date. Infact I found an article on pubmed that said that some Medical students still beleive that Chocolate is found to cause acne, even thouh it was disproven. I wonder what "chocolate" they are referring to ;-)

 
Old 12-07-2003, 03:26 PM   #4
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Re: How they determined if diet causes acne...amazing stuff

Yea, those "studies" are pretty obnoxious.

 
Old 12-07-2003, 04:05 PM   #5
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What's worse is that successive generations have believed them. My mum still tells me when I refuse chocolate that I shouldn't worry about eating it because of my skin. Her generation was taught that a lack of hygiene was to blame for their acne-prone skin, not bad diet. Nowadays she understands that acne is caused by hormonal imbalances, but she still refuses to connect this to what we eat because of such "studies" as these made when dietician probably wasn't a profession in its own right.

 
Old 12-07-2003, 04:09 PM   #6
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Saying chocolate (as in the whole Cadbury-style chocolate bar, not high quality, 80% cocoa-style) doesn't partly cause acne is like saying chocolate doesn't make you fat (if you don't burn it off with exercise) because a person on a diet of fast food gave up chocolate for a week and didn't lose wieght. It's just brainless.

 
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that's a good analogy

 
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