Does moderate consumption of diary products lead to acne?

Patient

Q: My daughter wants to know: Does moderate consumption of dairy products cause acne?

Doctor

A:   The potential role of dietary consumption in acne is controversial. Some studies do show that there is association between acne and intake of milk. It is suggested that natural hormonal components of milk or other bio-active molecules in milk could exacerbate acne, however more research needs to be done.

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