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Study Shows Diet, Acne Connection in Young People

Posted: September 17, 2009

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He concluded, "It is too early to give evidence based diet advice to teenagers with acne. Further studies are needed. Luckily, acne is rarely associated with serious morbidity. However, it does cause problems for a high number of young people. I hope that this study will encourage doctors to help adolescents to treat their acne and researchers to find preventive factors. Young people deserve better."

Journal reference: Jon A Halvorsen, Florence Dalgard, Magne Thoresen, Espen Bjertness and Lars Lien. Is the association between acne and mental distress influenced by diet? Results from a cross-sectional population study among 3775 late adolescents in Oslo, Norway. BMC Public Health, 2009

Adapted from materials provided by BioMed Central, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.

ScienceDaily, September 15, 2009