Joel Schlessinger MD shares more insight on the link between milk and acneEarlier this year, Joel Schlessinger MD gave his expert commentary on the relationship between milk and acne. Recently, new revelations have been published that support his theory.

Family history, body mass index, selected dietary factors, menstrual history, and risk of moderate to severe acne in adolescents and young adults,” was recently published in the December 2012 issue of Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. In this article, experts discuss the impact of different factors on moderate to severe acne.

In the study, experts conducted a control-based study on the diagnosis of moderate to severe acne by assessing the impact of family history, dietary factors, personal habits and menstruation history. It was concluded that many of these factors led to a risk of moderate to severe acne, especially when the patient consumed large quantities of cow’s milk.

“If you have a child with acne at an early age or acne that doesn’t respond to medications, please consider stopping milk entirely. This could make a huge difference in acne and other conditions,” said Joel Schlessinger MD.

“Acne is frequently worsened by exposure to milk,” Joel Schlessinger said. “The reason for this is that milk has hormones in it, which are active on humans. Cows pass these hormones onto milk  . . . [and these hormones] can further complicate the situation.”

Besides causing acne, milk is also the culprit in many other health problems in adolescents and young adults.

“It is my thought that milk actually ‘beefs up’ our population in many ways,” Joel Schlessinger MD said. “While many kids can tolerate the hormones that it contains, the same ones that make cows large and fatty, many just end up getting larger and starting puberty too early.”

To learn about other health risks associated with milk, read Joel Schlessinger MD’s earlier post “What causes acne? Learn more about the link between milk and acne prone skin.”

Posted Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 at 4:18 pm
Filed Under Category: Acne Skin Care, Dermatology, Skin Care
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