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Milk intake correlates with increased risk of acne in women

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 16 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:0-f

Question Does milk intake increase the risk of teenage acne?

Synopsis Most, if not all, teenagers are concerned about acne and what they can do to prevent or minimise it. These investigators analysed data from the nurses health study, a prospective cohort study of 47 355 US nurses with greater than 90% follow-up. Participants with self reported “severe” acne (approximately 40% of the cohort) filled out a survey evaluating their food consumption …

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