Originally posted by Dramaqueen: |
“There is also evidence that certain skin cancers are less common in past acne sufferers than age- and sex-matched non-acne subjects,” reports Dr Eady.
Although I did not read the article and can only make assumptions based on what I have read here, I believe this is an example of a researcher drawing the wrong conclusion from their research results.
While I believe it may be true that acne sufferers have a lower incidince of certain skin cancers, this is probably more a function of staying inside out of the sun than anything else. If the researcher had been an acne sufferer herself she would have known that acne can ruin the social life. Especially if you have body acne. Your not likely to expose the acne and hit the beach.
Likewise they might be inclined to stay away from people due to the acne and its associated social stigma. Consequently they would be less likely to be exposed to germs and infections.
It's probably true but I doubt it's a function of the acne bacteria as the researcher has concluded.