The milk industry has realized lately the milk is not always good for the body and has quit advertising so much in that vein. It is really bad if you happen to have acne. This article will cover some studies proving the link between acne and milk. We shall get straight to the point to cover this information for you. Due to the fact that the cows these days are given injections of hormones like the bovine IGF and several sex hormones, we wind up ingesting these hormones into our system by drinking milk or consuming other milk products. As per the opinion of Patrick Massey MD, PhD, milk has not only progesterone and estrogen but also testosterone and the androgen precursors such as androstendione and a few other hormones. Many of the hormones have been proven to cause acne. It has been suggested that teens that consume milk could be at a higher risk of having acne, at according to the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. This study had over 47 thousand women filled out thorough health surveys about their lifestyles and health. One subject that was asked about was about their milk consumption habits as teens, and if they had ever been diagnosed on having a severe case of acne. These results reported that the ones who consumed milk had a higher risk of developing teenage acne. The more these people drank milk the higher the risk became. And this was not just with the women either. A May 2008 research study that was in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology reported a definite link between acne and drinking skim milk. The skim milk was found to have hormones in high enough quantities to biologically effect the people that consume skim milk. Also have certain factors that can influence endogenous hormones. Then you have the study done through the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health that reported that "positive association with acne for intake of total milk and skim milk," and acne's particular "association with milk may be because of the presence of hormones and bioactive molecules." Do you want more proof? More than 2,000 people participated in the study that was published in the Southern Medical Journal in 1949 also linked milk consumption with acne. The American Dermatological Association studied over 1,000 people for more than a decade and discovered that milk was a powerful promoter of acne. To have cleared up skin, I would definitely quit drinking and eating all milk products, wouldn't you? After learning about what these studies discovered on milk it makes me realize that diet hugely determines how much and what kind of acne we will have. In spite of what some medical professionals have told you before, diet and most of all milk can be a determining factor in your acne breakouts. It is not necessarily the grease and oil as you were once told that causes acne. You may feel more in control now especially if you thought it was always genetics that caused acne. Consume a good healthy diet, leave off the milk, and take a supplement designed to help acne and you will guard your skin against future breakouts. You will be surprised by the results.
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