Tuesday, July 11, 2006

In the news: Zits and milk


Yes, I still get zits. Even at age 35, I get 'em, just like my dad. Even as I write, I'm aware of the subtle throb of from the M & M-sized carbuncle on my right shoulder.

I've always associated my more virulent outbreaks with not getting enough sleep, with high-stress periods, but I knew lots of people thought certain foods could contribute: greasy stuff, chocolate, etc. Turns out diet can be a factor, but it's not pizza that makes you a pizza-face. Snip from the NYT:
Those who drank three or more cups of milk a day, the researchers found, were 22 percent more likely to experience severe acne compared with those who drank one serving a week or less. Skim milk had the greatest effect. Cream cheese and cottage cheese were also associated with outbreaks, while chocolate and greasy foods were not. The researchers attributed the effect to hormones in milk; other studies have had similar findings. Link.

3 comments:

mdmhvonpa said...

I wonder if they'll do a study on soy-milk.

Linda D. said...

Hmmm...very interesting. And I thought all along my adult acne was some sort of punishment from an angry God! LOL Who knew that "god" was bovine...

Linda D.

mdmhvonpa said...

Linda D: Just ask the Hindu's ... they'll tell ya! ;)

p.s. yes, I know, they only REVER the cows, not worship them.