yes there are correlations. no correlation doesn’t mean causation, which is what you implied you thought it meant.
What is the source for this info? I wanna check it out.
you mean for how i know correlation=/=causation? i too would like a good source for understanding stuff like this, but i have yet to find one. i also haven’t really looked…
anyways, a good way of explaining correlation=/=causation is:
when ice cream sales go up so do shark attacks. the logical fallacy correlation=causation would have you believe that the increase in ice cream sales caused the increase in shark attacks or vice versa (because they’re correlated), but when understanding correlation=/=causation, we can see that the increase in ice cream sales and the increase in shark attacks went up at the same time and neither caused each other. they were both actually caused, in part, by the warmer weather and its provoking of human lust for beaches and sweet/cool food.
does that make sense?
if creatine affects T levels and T sensitivity then it could affect acne.
There is no biological mechanism for this.
i think it’s by how T affects skin. higher levels and/or sensitivity makes skin oilier and stuff. i really dont know any biological mechanism, but there is tremendous empirical evidence that higher T levels and/or sensitivity increases acne. although, it really varies for different people, and of course genetics are very involved.
edit to add: i may have misread your second remark. i read that you said that there’s no biological mechanism for T affecting acne, when after reviewing it again, it seems you actually meant that there’s no biological mechanism for creatine affecting T. i honestly have no clue.[/quote]
Yah, I’ll try to clarify.
Where do you get your information that a correlation between creatine consumption and acne exists? Beyond anecdotal evidence from forums that is.
There is no biological mechanism by which the body’s use/metabolism of creatine can affect T levels.