Studies related to Acne and Cocoa Extract

Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study Assessing The Effect Of Chocolate Consumption In Subjects With A History Of Acne Vulgaris

Effect Increase
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 1-7 Days
Number of Subjects 13
Sex Male
Age Range 18-29, 30-44
Notes for this study:
Short term ingestion of 100% unsweetened cocoa (equivalent to 1-6 ounces of chocolate) for one week in men who were already prone to acne appears to increase the number of lesions developed relative to placebo, which appeared to occur within four days but did not increase further.