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Skin Therapy Lett. 2018 Jan;23(1):1-5.

Skin and Diet: An Update on the Role of Dietary Change as a Treatment Strategy for Skin Disease.

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Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA.


An increasing body of research indicates that dietary change may serve as a component of therapy for certain skin conditions. This includes conditions such as acne, atopic dermatitis, aging skin, psoriasis, and rosacea. Certain nutrients, foods, or dietary patterns may act as disease "triggers", while others may prove beneficial. Avoidance or elimination diets may be helpful in some conditions, although testing may be recommended first. In terms of beneficial effects, an eating pattern that emphasizes the consumption of whole foods over highly processed foods may help in the treatment of certain skin conditions, and will certainly help in the prevention of associated co-morbidities.


whole foods; diet; elimination diet; skin

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