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Is Dairy linked to acne?

kjesprskjesprs Member, Premium Posts: 5 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5 Member
Growing up i believed acne was caused my dairy products but I just watch Jeff Nippard's video say that studies are inconclusive and not enough data support the fact that acne is caused by dairy products. Women mostly! But men can chime in too, what do you think? I recently just switched to a lower hormone count contraceptive but i still implement dairy products like cheese and my whey protein. I cant seem to find out why my skin broke out all of a sudden :(
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  • lg013lg013 Member Posts: 215 Member Member Posts: 215 Member
    Are you exercising more?

    There are hormonal changes that can occur when you start to lose weight. Weigh loss or diet changes can cause your hormones to fluctuate.
  • feisty_bucketfeisty_bucket Member Posts: 1,032 Member Member Posts: 1,032 Member
    I've just been looking up this stuff for my gf.

    Short answer: nobody really knows; acne is a mystery.

    Most likely: Skim milk probably has something to do with it. Full fat milk, cheese, yogurt, etc. = probably not. Maybe the fat moderates something somehow. Good luck ;)

    edited July 2019
  • VioletRojoVioletRojo Member, Premium Posts: 592 Member Member, Premium Posts: 592 Member
    From this meta-analysis, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6115795/,
    Intake of any dairy, any milk, full-fat dairy, whole milk, low-fat/skim milk, and yogurt regardless of amount or frequency were associated with a higher odds ratio for acne compared to no intake in individuals aged 7–30 years.

    I've seen studies that say that it's specifically non-fat milk that is responsible and I've seen studies that say that there is not enough evidence to say one way or another.
  • puffbratpuffbrat Member Posts: 2,803 Member Member Posts: 2,803 Member
    kjesprs wrote: »
    Growing up i believed acne was caused my dairy products but I just watch Jeff Nippard's video say that studies are inconclusive and not enough data support the fact that acne is caused by dairy products. Women mostly! But men can chime in too, what do you think? I recently just switched to a lower hormone count contraceptive but i still implement dairy products like cheese and my whey protein. I cant seem to find out why my skin broke out all of a sudden :(

    Did the breakout happen shortly after you switched contraceptive?
  • Lynnew83Lynnew83 Member Posts: 32 Member Member Posts: 32 Member
    I'm vegan and developed acne 6 months ago.
  • justanotherjennjustanotherjenn Member Posts: 64 Member Member Posts: 64 Member
    Well you just switched contraceptives, so that's probably causing a hormone fluctuation. Is the dairy new to your diet? If you have always had dairy, I don't know why it would be that.
  • mitch16mitch16 Member Posts: 2,115 Member Member Posts: 2,115 Member
  • bsteves06bsteves06 Member Posts: 58 Member Member Posts: 58 Member
    I absolutely think it does for me. If I eat yogurt or ice cream I get a huge pimple on my chin the next day. I did food intolerance testing and dairy, whey, casein were my top 3.
  • JohnnytotheBJohnnytotheB Member Posts: 361 Member Member Posts: 361 Member
    I heard eating lots of candy/sweets can make you break out.
  • littlegreenparrot1littlegreenparrot1 Member Posts: 348 Member Member Posts: 348 Member
    For me it definitely does. I have it up to see what would happen, within a fortnight people were asking me what I was doing.
    Skin had always been awful before that.

    I was already on full fat, organic, etc so that made no difference to me.

    Why not try going without for 3 weeks to see?
  • MikePfirrmanMikePfirrman Member Posts: 1,546 Member Member Posts: 1,546 Member
    I often wonder if it's not the Phthalates. They are in any dairy -- even dairy alternatives if the plastic tubes aren't recent, but more prevalent in real dairy. There was a serious movement away from use of plastic tubing with Phthalates and to make most of it free of the chemical. Still yet, many dairy producers still have it.

    It messes with your hormones is the short answer. It's a "xenoestrogen". I think that's why there's a lot of acne bloggers that have had tremendous success with DIM, which blocks xenoestrogens. DIM is ridiculously cheap as a supplement and very harmless. Might be worth looking into.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phthalate
    edited August 2019
  • xcazaxxcazax Member Posts: 32 Member Member Posts: 32 Member
    I havent read studies but do know that my sisters skin improved a lot when she cut out dairy. Do worry about her bone health though
  • SnifterPugSnifterPug Member Posts: 335 Member Member Posts: 335 Member
    Dairy has never caused my skin to break out. I hardly ever eat chocolate these days, and if I do I may get a spot. Mostly for me it is hormonal. I am in perimenopause and I am getting some cracking huge spots on my chin now and then. Oh joy. I strongly suspect the changed contraceptive is what has triggered your latest break out.
  • Annabobanna1985Annabobanna1985 Member Posts: 5 Member Member Posts: 5 Member
    Perhaps Dairy just doesn't agree with you. The skin is the communicator for the body to show that something's wrong.
  • Nanalove2018Nanalove2018 Member Posts: 258 Member Member Posts: 258 Member
    nooshi713 wrote: »
    I am dairy free and still break out. No correlation for me.
    Oh my gosh , yep

  • GiddyupTimGiddyupTim Member Posts: 2,810 Member Member Posts: 2,810 Member
    Dermatologists claim that both the alleged dairy connection and the chocolate connection are myths.
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