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J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Dec;71(6):1039.e1-1039.e12. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2014.06.015. Epub 2014 Nov 15.

Diet in dermatology: Part I. Atopic dermatitis, acne, and nonmelanoma skin cancer.

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1
Department of Dermatology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Electronic address: tarabronsnick@gmail.com.
2
Department of Dermatology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Erratum in

  • J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015 Aug;73(2):353.

Abstract

Patients commonly inquire about dietary modifications as a means to prevent or manage skin disease. Answering these questions is often challenging, given the vast and conflicting evidence that exists on this topic. This 2-part continuing medical education article summarizes the evidence to date to enable physicians to answer patients' questions in an evidence-based manner. Part I includes atopic dermatitis, acne, and nonmelanoma skin cancer. The role of dietary supplementation, dietary exclusion, food allergy, maternal diet, and breastfeeding in the development and/or prevention of atopic dermatitis is summarized. The dermatoendocrinologic mechanism for the effects of glycemic index/glycemic load and milk on acne is described, as well as related clinical evidence for dietary modifications. Finally, evidence and recommendations for restriction or supplementation of dietary factors in the prevention of nonmelanoma skin cancer, including fat, vitamins A, C, D, and E, and selenium, are reported.

KEYWORDS:

acne; atopic dermatitis; basal cell carcinoma; diet; nonmelanoma skin cancer; nutrition; squamous cell carcinoma

PMID:
25454036
DOI:
10.1016/j.jaad.2014.06.015
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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