•Last Updated: September 28 2022
Dairy refers to milk and products made from milk from an animal. Sometimes "dairy" is also used to include eggs.
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Growth factors can cause acne, either androgens or anything acting on the insulin receptor (including IGF-1) that enhance androgen signaling. Dairy is currently weakly suspected to contribute via the above, but not enough evidence exists to support a strong relationship.
Dairy and Acne Mechanisms Acne, or as it is technically called Acne Vulgaris, has historically been linked to dairy (being the most commonly reported dietary association with acne). Acne can be furthered and made worse by excessive insulin secretion and appears to also be exacerbated by IGF-1 and Glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP). In the case of IGF-1, there are repeated correlations between those with acne and higher serum IGF-1 concentrations...