There appears to be a connection between milk consumption and acne. For example, it’s been shown that a dairy-free diet may improve acne vulgaris. Also, the Harvard Nurses’ Study found an association between high school dairy intake and severe physician-diagnosed acne. Dairy may be considered a major cause of the acne epidemic and other more serious chronic diseases in the Western world. Skim milk may be particularly harmful, as three Harvard studies linked acne with dairy consumption in adolescents with the sex steroid hormone content naturally found in cow’s milk (even without added hormones), particularly skim (see also here). These hormones are also found in organic milk, and can lead to not only acne but may also contribute to breast and prostate cancer (see also here). The hormones found in dairy may also upset our body’s hormonal balance. These hormones may also explain why women eating a conventional diet are five times more likely to give birth to twins than those eating plant-based diets.
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