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Is Drinking Low Fat Milk The Culprit for Acne Outbreaks?

Jaclyn Hughes

When you were a teenager, did you suffer with occasional acne breakouts? That type of acne is terribly common, and generally occurs as a result of puberty, which thankfully departs for most upon the latter of their high school or college years. If you are over 30 year old or more, and still buying acne creams at the local drug shop, you may want to tune into your nutrition as it can be jeopardizing your beautiful skin.

According to a research team within the Penn State College of Medicine, millions of acne sufferers are sabotaging their own skin by doing nothing other than drinking low fat milk! The data proved that there were significant findings in those that consumed low or nonfat milk, over those that had regular, full fat versions. The study reveals that any milk of 2% or lower can cause acne prone skin.

For many years, there has been an ongoing battle with dermatologists and the dairy market. It used to be said that a skin doctor could tell how much dairy a patient consumes just by looking closely as their pores, as milk or cheeses had an impact on clogging pores. The Daily Mail website advised that Penn State held a study with participants that would be considered prime targets for the milk research, as they used teenagers that were between 14 and 19 years of age. After suggesting to swap out lower fat milk products with whole fat ones, they also reported that the teens in the study that participated with only consuming whole fat milk had’t suffered any acne outbreaks since the milk study began.

Milk has always been something that parents considered to be healthy for kids to consume, especially during their teen years as they tend to grow so much in those last few years before entering adulthood. Do you stop giving your children milk in fear of it ruining their skin? Not so fast as most medical providers would say as kids will still require a source of solid protein for bone health alone. Consult with your child’s pediatrician with any of your concerns about your son or daughter’s skin health as related to dairy product consumption.

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