Diet and Acne

Chapter

Core Messages

  • Nutrition may play a role in acne development, especially a diet with high glycemic load.

  • Given that acne has a complex etiology of several factors, it seems unlikely that one nutrient could be responsible for its clinical manifestations.

  • Retinoids and carotenoids, which are, respectively, metabolites and precursors of vitamin A, target skin cells.

  • The role of dairy foods in acne development has not been fully validated, and proper clinical studies are needed to address this role.

  • Few clinical studies have successfully addressed the relationship between diet and acne.

Keywords

Obesity Carbohydrate Leukemia Selenium Sarcoma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Johnson & Johnson Skin Research Center, CPPWA Division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.SkillmanUSA

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