Data Support Acne Dietary Triggers

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Information from recent publications provides dermatologists with some helpful strategies for acne management, says Jonette Keri, MD, PhD., associate professor of dermatology and cutaneous surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Fla., and chief, dermatology service, Miami VA Hospital.
Speaking at the 14th Annual South Beach Symposium (Miami Beach, Fla., February 2016), she highlighted new findings on dietary modifications that can influence acne and discussed protocols for managing severe acne.
Acne patients often wonder whether their skin condition is affected by what they eat. Insight on this issue is provided by findings of a recent Cochrane review on complementary therapies for acne vulgaris and a second review article focusing on dietary impact on acne metabolomics, follicular inflammation, and comedogenesis.1,2 The conclusions of both studies indicate that a low-glycemic load diet is something worth considering.