The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Milk and acne

    The results from a just published study of U.S. girls (9 to 15 years of age) reveals that greater consumption of milk is associated with the severity of acne.

    Interestingly, there was no association between acne and the intake of dairy fat. This suggests that the fat content of milk is not important in developing acne. It also suports earlier study results where there was a relationship between total skim milk intake and acne.

    The article goes on to discuss the mechanisms that might be responsible for milk’s influence on acne formation. The bottom line is that moderation of milk intake might be useful as part of the management of teenage acne. For young people willing to forgo milk, consider other sources of calcium and vitamin D.

    Also, consider that there are many contributing factors to the development of acne. Altering just one might have a positive but limited effect on the severity of the condition.

    7/20/06 22:49 JR

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