The Effect of Diet on Acne
Most teens and young adults resign themselves to acne breakouts. The worst flareups always seem to happen right before a big date or school events. Everything from home remedies to pricey creams and lotions has been tried to make the blemishes disappear quickly.
Researchers have never been able to agree about the effect of diet on acne flareups. Does chocolate cause breakouts? Does ice cream? Recently, researchers in Chicago and New York City studied 248 volunteers who kept careful food diaries and assessed their acne breakouts. Those who ate a high sugar and high fat diet reported worse acne than those who ate a more balanced diet. The researchers are calling for larger, controlled studies to be able to draw more firm conclusions about the connection between diet and acne.
Medical professionals agree that acne is a complex skin problem that is fueled by factors including diet and hormones. Dr. Alexis Young is board-certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology. She has the experience and expertise needed to treat teen or adult acne. To learn more about Dr. Young, visit us at:: http://oldhookmedical.com/our-doctors/alexis-l-young-m-d/