Chocolate Consumption May Make Acne Vulgaris Worse
Am Fam Physician. 2017 Jan 15;95(2):122a-123.
Does eating chocolate really cause more pimples?
This study found a statistically significant increase in facial acne lesions among college students 48 hours after ingesting chocolate instead of jelly beans (average compared with baseline: 4.8 new lesions vs. 0.7 fewer lesions, respectively). (Level of Evidence = 1b –)
These investigators enrolled 54 consenting college students with acne vulgaris who agreed to abstain completely from chocolate consumption for the duration of the study. No information is provided on the baseline severity of acne, but each
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