Most people consider acne a problem for teenagers. But more and more, older people are suffering from pimples, blackheads, and other acne issues. If you've ever suffered from acne, you may have been told not to eat particular foods. These could include greasy and oily foods or sugary foods, such as chocolate. For years, people thought certain foods could make many skin problems worse — not just acne.
This idea fell out of favor in the 1960s. Many people insisted that there was no connection between your skin and your diet. Now dermatologists and dietitians are revisiting the issue to see if there is in fact a link.
More than 17 million Americans suffer from acne, and it can have mild to severe effects on quality of life. So any information on how to prevent or alleviate it is always welcome news. Researchers are focusing now on sugary foods and dairy consumption to see if there's a connection between diets high in these products and acne and other skin issues.
They've reviewed studies from the last 10 years and have not found any research that indicates these foods actually cause acne. But they have found studies that suggest they can influence or aggravate it. These foods, particularly the high-sugar ones are shown to be more inflammatory.
Right now, dermatologists and dietitians still aren't sure about all the connections between diet and skin. They recommend that doctors work with acne patients on an individual basis to find the right solution, incorporating dietary counseling if it seems appropriate. But with all the benefits of a low sugar diet, it certainly can't hurt to eliminate or reduce some of the more sugary, processed foods in your diet.
Based on their findings, if you do suffer from acne or any other skin condition, consider cutting back on dairy as well. Anything high in sugar or white flour probably isn't doing your health any favors. Cut it out, and you'll not only reduce your risk of disease, the benefits may show up in your skin as well.
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hJennifer Burris, William Rietkerk, Kathleen Woolf. Acne: The Role of Medical Nutrition Therapy. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2013; 113 (3): 416 DOI: 10.1016/j.jand.2012.11.016