The acne advantage

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Hey, guys: Those humiliating zits from your teenage years may have an upside. Researchers from the UK's University of Bristol tracked about 10,000 male college students for 30 years or more and found that those who suffered from severe breakouts as young adults were a third less likely to die from coronary heart disease.

Androgens-hormones involved in ache--may help prevent the narrowing of arteries, says study author Bruna Gatobardes, MD. The findings may lead to androgen related therapies to prevent heart disease.

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By A. M.

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