Jump to content
Acne.org Community

Diet

Latest in Diet

Diet Caloric Intake and Acne Acne and Insulin Hormones Caloric Intake and Insulin Hormones Extreme Low-calorie Diets Result in Less Sebum Production The Bottom Line There is a growing body of scientific evidence... November 30,2018
Diet Diet and Acne Dairy and Acne Glycemic Index / Glycemic Load Caloric Intake Chocolate Fatty / Oily Foods Omega-3 Zinc Iodine Antioxidants The Gut Presentation of bias Science still does not know whether diet and acne are related, but evidence is starting to trickle in. Based on what we are seeing in clinical research, it seems prudent to eat a relatively low-glycemic diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables and omega-3 fats and to perhaps supplement with 30mg of zinc gluconate per day. However, due to our modern diets... September 15,2018
Diet Do Probiotics Clear Acne? Acne is in part a bacterial disease. Acne bacteria that lives in the skin is thought to often play a role in the inflammation that occurs in acne lesions.1,2 However, what about the bacteria in our gut? Can that have an effect on acne? The tentative answer at this point is "perhaps, especially while taking oral antibiotics or after taking oral antibiotics." What Is Gut Bacteria? Gut bacteria, also called the gut microbiota or microbiome, is... September 15,2018
Diet Chocolate and Acne 1969: No Relationship Between Chocolate and Acne Formation Since 2011: Inconclusive Relationship Between Chocolate and Acne Formation Conclusion from the Studies Why Chocolate and Acne Could Hypothetically Be Related The Bottom Line The role of chocolate in acne has been controversial for decades. Chocolate is typically made with milk, cocoa butter, and sugar, all of which might hypothetically increase acne lesions. However, the science is still not complete in any of these areas. On the flip side, chocolate contains flavonoids,... September 03,2018
Diet How Fatty Foods Affect Acne Fat is an important part of the diet and is necessary for the body to function properly. But can the wrong types of fat, or too much fat, lead to acne? First let's look at the types of fat and how they differ. Specific Types of Fat - Why A Balance Is Important Fat comes in various forms, some of which are good for the body, and some of which are potentially harmful. Since the skin is... September 03,2018
Diet Why Is Researching "Diet and Acne" Difficult? Be Careful Not to Confuse Diet-and-Acne Hypotheses with Facts What Are the Different Types of Studies? Types of Studies Types of Analytical Study Study-Design Limitations in Diet-and-Acne Studies Investigating the relationship between diet and acne is difficult. To date, researchers have not performed randomized controlled trials to confirm that diet improves or worsens acne. As an acne sufferer, you can experiment with a particular diet to see if your acne improves. From the research thus far, there is evidence that... September 03,2018
Diet How to Get Enough Omega-3 In Your Diet What Are Omega-3 Fatty Acids? Importance of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Increasing the Levels of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in the Body Supplements for Omega-3 Fatty Acids: What to Look for When Purchasing Supplements What Are Omega-3 Fatty Acids? An omega-3 fatty acid is a type of unsaturated fatty acid, needed for proper functioning of the body. The three main omega-3 fatty acids are: Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) When it comes to acne, EPA and DHA are the two most important... September 08,2018
Diet The Role of Good Bacteria in the Gut Oral Antibiotics and Acne What Are Good Bacteria and What Is the Microbiome? What Can Go Wrong When Antibiotics Kill Off the Good Bacteria? The Bottom Line Despite... September 15,2018
Diet Is There a Link Between Iodine and Acne? What Is Iodine, and Why Do We Need It? How Do We Obtain Iodine? The Studies: What Does the Research Say about the Relationship Between Iodine and Acne? The question of whether iodine intake is linked with acne has been the subject of scientific debate for decades because some studies show a relationship between high doses of iodine and acne-like eruptions called acneiform eruptions. Acneiform eruptions look like acne but are not the typical acne vulgaris lesions that... September 12,2018
×