Medicine: Sweets Exonerated

Acne—humiliating facial pimples—afflicts at least half of all adolescents. Medicine does not know for sure what causes acne, but teen-agers eat lots of sweets, so sweets often get the blame. Last week two Chicago dermatologists exonerated sweets.

Dr. Theodore Cornbleet and Dr. Irma Gigli reported that they divided 52 acne patients into two groups. One group got to eat all the sweets it wanted. The other was restricted to two teaspoonfuls of sugar a day each, in coffee or tea. During the month-long experiment, all 52 got normal treatment with antibiotics. Result: at the end of the period, "the sugar-limited group did...

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