Doctor's Note

Make sure to see yesterday's video and Monday's final installment in this 3-part video series on the latest science on milk as a risk factor for acne development. I've previously covered this topic in my video Dairy Hormonal Interference. And there are hundreds of other videos on more than a thousand subjects here at NutritionFacts.org.

For more context, check out my associated blog posts: Skim Milk and AcneStool Size and Breast Cancer Risk, and Treating Sensitive Skin From the Inside Out

  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Make sure to see yesterday’s video and tomorrow’s final installment in this 3-part video series on the latest science on milk as a risk factor for acne development. I’ve previously covered this topic in my video Dairy Hormonal Interference. And there are hundreds of other videos on more than a thousand subjects here at NutritionFacts.org.

  • http://www.facebook.com/oliver.h.perry.5 Oliver Hugh Perry

    Great website! your doing excellent work. :)

  • Pete

    Is there less hormone content in raw milk sold by local farmers? I have a friend who claims that kefir cleared up her acne. Thanks for these videos!

  • Pablo Andrés Castro Espina

    Dr. Greger I asked you a question on another video but you probably didn’t see it, so I’ll ask it to you here. Based on all the literature you have reviewed, do you think an entirely vegan diet is the healthiest? Thank you

  • Cbiski

    I thought the estrogens were carried in the fat portion of milk?

    • Alexandra Georgiadis

      Cbiski,

      When the fat is taken out of milk it leaves a higher concentration of the proteins and various hormones.  Estrogen is often sequestered in fat tissue within the body, but it seems that, within milk, the estrogen remains after the fat is removed.  
      For other information on the correlation between dairy and acne, check out these videos:
      http://nutritionfacts.org/video/national-dairy-council-on-acne-and-milk/

  • Lisa

    Dr. Greger,

    Are there specific foods, vitamins, or herbs you suggest in combating acne?

  • Vivian Malato

    I do not use dairy products, and I still have acne.

  • efi

    why would skim milk have more estrogen? i thought that the less fat would result in less fatty hormones…