I’M 45 AND SU­PER FIT BUT I STILL HAVE SPOTS. WHAT’S UP?

Men's Health (UK) - - Ask Mh - TONY, BIRM­ING­HAM

Hav­ing fore­gone the ad­van­tages of a re­silient teenage body (the abil­ity to con­sume eight pints of lager and a cheap pizza with­out suf­fer­ing an ex­is­ten­tial cri­sis on Sun­day, for ex­am­ple) it seems un­fair that this throw­back should resur­face. But, pre­sum­ing you’re not still liv­ing off the stu­dent diet, there’s a likely lesser known of­fender caus­ing your break­outs: whey pro­tein has been linked to acne by both Brazil’s Fed­eral Univer­sity of Paraíba and der­ma­tol­o­gists in New York. And while the ex­act mech­a­nisms at work are un­clear, the hor­mone IGF-1 has been posited as a cul­prit. So try swap­ping it out for plant pro­teins to see if your symp­toms al­ter – af­ter all, they’ve proven just as ef­fec­tive for mus­cle growth and re­pair. Use our guide to save face.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.