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Twinkie defense: Are Justin Bieber's problems caused by a bad diet?

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Although many have speculated what might be causing Justin Bieber to follow in the unfortunate footsteps of repeat offender Lindsay Lohan, we have a new theory: Blame it on his diet. In fact, he might do well to emulate Miley Cyrus.

Miley views herself as a role model for Bieber, telling Rolling Stone, "I do mentor him in a way. Because I’ve been doing this s–t for a long time, and I already transitioned, and I don’t think he’s quite done it yet."

And she points out that she's steered clear of the law, in contrast to Bieber.

“I don’t see a Miley mug shot yet!” Miley pointed out to Jay Leno recently. “I get the most flack of anybody,” she said. “I’m not doing anything illegal."

What's the difference between the two? We're suggesting the diet theory. Miley follows a gluten-free, reduced sugar diet, tweeting "I have a gluten and lactose allergy. Gluten is cr*pppp anyway!"

And whereas Miley has become the control queen, carefully planning her outrageous stunts to stay within the law while drawing publicity, Justin seems to have no control.

Could it be the wheat and sugar in processed foods that are causing his problems?

Looking at Justin's mug shots, Fox News reports that the social media mavens have been commenting on Justin's blemishes, particularly notable since he's been a spokesperson for the acne treatment Proactiv. However, he's currently not a spokesman for the pimple product.

But some experts are speculating that it's more than neglecting to tend his skin: Acne outbreaks can result from a bad diet.

"In terms of diet, diets rich in sugary foods have been associated with acne breakouts in predisposed people," said Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetics and clinical research in the dermatology department at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Dr. Nicholas Perricone, a dermatologist and nutritionist with an eponymous skincare line, told the Huffington Post that eating too much sugar results in "a burst of inflammation throughout the body." Result: Acne.

And that leads to the Twinkie defense, in which Justin's not to blame for his egg-throwing, crazy-driving, police-protest actions: Blame it on the sugar and wheat.

Health Central reports that " low blood sugar can create feelings of hostility and anger," while adverse reactions to chemicals in food such as corn syrup or other additives can include "anger, agitation, impulsiveness, hyperactivity and lack of concentration."

Justin's busy schedule and teenage mentality means multiple stops at fast food outlets, where he mainlines massive quantities of milkshakes and processed meat products. Add that to gobbling sweets for energy like Twinkies, and the Bieber could be bottoming out on bad food choices.

Then there's the wheat theory.

"Wheat’s effects can show up as difficulty concentrating or behavioral outbursts..., anxiety, rage, mania, and depression," writes Dr. William Davis, author of "Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health" (click for details).

"It can lead to treating the effects of a bran muffin or chocolate chip cookie with psychoactive drugs, psychotherapy, counseling, even institutionalization. Wheat can disrupt families, relationships, marriages, careers," warns Dr. Davis.

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