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Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2017 Oct 23;43(256):186-189.

[Diet in pathogenesis of acne vulgaris].

[Article in Polish]

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1
Department of Bioanalysis and Medicine Evaluation, Farmaceutical Faculty with Laboratory Medicine Division, Medical University of Warsaw.
2
Chair and Department of Histology and Embriology, Medical University of Warsaw.

Abstract

Acne vulgaris is one of the most common dermatologic condition especially among adolescents. Acne is related to excess sebum production by sebaceous glands, inflammation both within and adjacent to the comedones, hyperproliferation of Propionibacterium acnes. Some of investigations show association between acne and diet. Milk increases the level of IGF-1 leading to the synthesis of androgen-mediated increases sebum production. Chocolate predispose to hyperglycemia and insulinemia which aggravate of acne vulgaris. High levels of omega-6 fatty acids have been associated with increase of acne in contrast to omega-3 fatty acids, which decrease inflammation. Food have huge impact on development and severity of acne and may exert beneficial effect in the treatment of this disorder.

KEYWORDS:

acne vulgaris; diet

PMID:
29084194
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