In brief: Impact of nutrition on acne

Nutritional factors may play a part in acne pathogenesis, the results of a small study suggest. A team from RMIT University in Melbourne compared outcomes in 43 males with acne who followed either a low- or a conventional high-glycaemic load diet (control group). At 12 weeks, total lesion counts had reduced more in the low-glycaemic diet group. In addition, weight and free androgen index had reduced in this group, while levels of insulin-like growth factor binding protein had increased.
Smith RN, Mann NJ, Braue A et al. J Am Acad Dermatol 2007; Epub ahead of print.

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