Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Milk good for acne not beauty | Health | Dr John Briffa: Gut reactions: FROM JOHN BRIFFA "Recently, I wrote a column regarding the singular lack of evidence proving that milk drinking is required for healthy bones in children, and highlighted the fact that the Milk Development Council (MDC) has recently been branded one of the United Kingdom's most useless quangos. I read that the MDC has just launched a scheme designed to urge girls to drink more milk. Apparently, the MDC is keen to promote the message that drinking milk helps prevent osteoporosis in later life, and goes even further by claiming that milk actually has beautifying properties for young girls.

The MDC's 'Naturally Beautiful' campaign not only seems to overstate the value of milk in bone health, but might also be considered to be rather misleading regarding its potential effects on beauty. Some research, which was published earlier this year in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, has actually linked milk consumption with a significantly increased risk of acne. The authors of this study hypothesise that this effect may be related to the presence of hormones and/or other biologically active substances in milk."

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