Plagued by acne? Then you’ve probably wondered whether eating junk food gives you spots. Until now, the accepted thinking was that this was a myth, the sort of wishy-washy warning that a mother might resort to in an attempt to encourage her teenage children to eat more healthily. Before you grab a bag of crisps, however, it is worth noting the results of a study published recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Scientists now believe it is not a particular type of food – such as pizza, chips or chocolate – that is to blame for triggering acne, but rather the typical western diet as a whole.

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