Does Diet Really Affect Acne?

H. R. Ferdowsian, MD, MPH; S. Levin, MS, RD


Skin Therapy Letter. 2010;15(3):1-2. 

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In a crossover trial examining the effect of chocolate intake on acne, 65 participants consumed 112g of dairy-free cocoa-enriched bars of chocolate each day for 4 months. Researchers compared the results to the same group's consumption of chocolate bars without the cocoa enrichment and found no significant difference between the groups.[27] Similarly, other intervention trials showed no effect of chocolate on acne.[28,29] However, these trials had no control groups and the results were not quantified.


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