Bad News Bars: Chocolate Really Does Cause Zits


Here’s bummer for a post-Easter-binge Monday: The longtime rumor that chocolate causes acne may be true. BBC News reports that the discussion over whether or not eating sweets will lead to bad skin is one that is still actively being debated by the medical community.

Despite a widely accepted study from 1969 that claimed chocolate had little affect on the skin of its fans (which, ahem, was financed by the Chocolate Manufacturers’ Association of the United States of America), medical student Samantha Block wasn’t buying it and decided to conduct her own research. Though still in trials, Block reports that her chocolate-eating subjects suffer from skin irritation and breakouts.

We only wish this were an April Fools joke. [BBC]