New Study Shows Even Dark Chocolate Causes Acne

A recently published study shows that even eating moderate amounts of high-quality dark chocolate can cause acne. The study, published in the International Journal of Dermatology in December 2015, asked 25 acne-prone men to eat 25g (0.9 ounces) of high-quality dark chocolate every day for 4 weeks. This graph shows the number of both inflammatory … Read more

Not-So-Sweet Side Effects of Artificial Sweeteners

Science Friday podcast recently reported about a new systemic review highlighting negative consequences of consuming artificial sweeteners. I should make it clear that this has nothing to do with the fear mongering you’ll see on alternative health sites. There’s no good evidence to show that artificial sweeteners cause neurological damage (at least that I’m aware … Read more

Study: Beat Hormonal Acne With Big Breakfast And Small Dinner

Recently published study shows over 50% of women with adult acne have hormonal abnormalities. Brazilian researchers measured androgen (male sex hormone) levels of 835 over 15-year old women with acne. They found that 54.56% had hyperandrogenism (higher than normal androgen level). The hormones most commonly elevated were dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). OK, it’s … Read more