Does drinking milk cause acne?

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I don’t know if anyone has ever observed themselves when they had acne or what caused the acne that occurred at that time. Because you don’t wash your face cleanly? *Because I’m about to get my period? Because of cosmetics? Because of stress? Or because of the food?

Does drinking milk cause acne?

A few days ago One Twitter user shared a method to get rid of acne. That user stated that Drinking milk and eating dairy products Contributes to acne If you refrain from drinking milk or refrain from eating foods obtained from milk. It will help the acne disappear. That makes many people wonder if “drinking milk” is really one of the causes of “acne”?

If you ask if milk “plays a part” in causing acne, the answer is “Yes.” But if you ask how much is certain? “There is no definitive research,” but one study found that drinking milk or consuming foods made with milk It can cause something that no one desires like “acne”. What is the reason?

The matter of acne

Acne is familiar to almost everyone. Because everyone has gone through a period of being young before. But whether it will be a lot or a little depends on the person. This is because the variable that causes acne during reproductive age is “hormones” especially “Growth Hormone” because teenagers It is the age of transition from children growing up to becoming adults. This age period is therefore the period when growth hormone levels are highest. At the same time, hormone levels are always fluctuating.

Growth hormone is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland. The important function of growth hormone, as the name suggests, is that it is a hormone that helps in the growth of the body, including height, muscle, and bone mass, allowing the young generation to grow appropriately. In addition, growth hormone is also involved in the metabolic system in the body. Because it has a similar chemical structure to insulin. Therefore has the ability to control blood sugar levels.

This growth hormone affects the sebaceous glands under the skin. If the body has high hormone levels Causes the sebaceous glands to be stimulated and produce more fat. So much that it causes the pores to become clogged. This blockage allows P.acne bacteria (bacteria that causes acne) to grow well and break down fat. White blood cells that are responsible for dealing with foreign substances (P.acne bacteria) gather in that area. Causes inflammation until it turns into acne.

So how does eating dairy products cause acne?

Although there is currently no conclusive evidence that consuming dairy products causes acne “directly”, “indirectly” milk contributes to more severe acne inflammation.

One 2018 study tested the hypothesis of whether dairy product consumption affects acne. Using a sample of 78,529 people, a mix of children, teenagers, and adults. The results of this study found a link between milk consumption and acne.

It is well known that milk is a food with high nutritional value, especially “protein”. The main proteins in milk are proteins called whey (whey) and casein (casein). It also has natural growth hormone. too Whey increases insulin levels in the blood. At the same time, casein increases growth hormone. These proteins are therefore important variables that may trigger acne. Therefore, when analyzing this connection, it can be seen that the protein in milk has a greater effect on causing acne than the fat content in milk.

Moreover, growth hormone is similar to insulin. From the study, it was also found that Adults who drank milk 3 times a day continuously for more than 12 weeks had growth hormone levels about 10 percent higher than those who did not drink milk. As for children around 10-12 years old who are entering adolescence. Drinking milk increases the growth hormone in the ทางเข้า ufabet blood by about 9-20 percent.

This study tested all types of dairy products, including fresh milk, yogurt, and cheese, choosing to analyze both normal fat and low fat milk products. What is gained from the study is All types of dairy products are associated with acne in samples aged 7-30 years, and acne is more likely to occur in people who consume low-fat milk than regular fat milk. Therefore, people who drink low-fat milk or skim milk People who drink normal milk are more likely to have acne than those who drink normal milk. This may be due to the fact that people tend to choose to consume low-fat milk more.

It was also found that people who drink milk every day, 1 glass per day (or more), have a higher chance of developing acne than those who do not drink milk every day or only drink about 2-3 glasses per week. And in people who have acne chronic Will have higher levels of growth hormone than people who rarely have acne. From this, a relationship between growth hormone levels and acne severity can be determined. It is found mostly in adult women.

Does avoiding dairy products really help reduce acne?

From the above study, it can be roughly concluded that people who consume dairy products are more likely to have acne than those who rarely consume dairy products. But this depends on other factors as well. Especially physical factors which each person is different including the environment. However, this study collected data from Westerners. Western food often contains milk and foods with a high glycemic index. Therefore, it is a hypothesis for researchers to find a link between milk consumption and acne.

And because there is some evidence that proteins in milk play a role in stimulating acne, it can be assumed that reducing or refraining from consuming dairy products is likely to reduce acne. However, there is still no clear scientific proof of this. This is therefore only a well-founded and likely assumption.

Therefore, people who have acne problems It is recommended to reduce the amount of food consumed made from dairy such as milk, butter, yogurt, buttermilk, milk cream, cheese, and ice cream first to observe the results obtained. Choose products that are not made from milk, such as soy milk (unsweetened), almond milk, and rice milk instead.

That means anyone who thinks that consuming dairy products causes acne or make existing acne worse You can test this hypothesis yourself. By trying to reduce or refrain from consuming milk. If the result is reduced acne or less violent It’s a pleasure. And there’s no harm in reducing your intake of dairy products. This is because you can still get protein from other food sources. The same applies to those who are allergic to cow’s milk.

All this Acne is not always related to the consumption of dairy products. But you should test your diet to see how many different foods you eat. What types of foods affect acne? If you are unsure, you should consult a dermatologist about the true cause of your acne. Because your acne may not be a reaction to drinking milk.