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Notes: Li, Jie
Li, Qing Ling
Chen, Ming Liang
Xie, Hong Fu
Li, Ya Ping
Randomized Controlled Trial
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Author Address: Department of DErmatology, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Hunan, China.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 4311Author: Liakou, A. I., Theodorakis, M. J., Melnik, B. C., Pappas, A. and Zouboulis, C. C.
Title: Nutritional clinical studies in dermatology
Journal: J Drugs Dermatol
Short Title: Nutritional clinical studies in dermatology
Alternate Journal: Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD
ISSN: 1545-9616 (Print)
Accession Number: 24085045
*Skin Physiological Phenomena
Abstract: BACKGROUND & AIMS: Nutrition has long been associated with skin health, beauty, integrity and aging through multiple pathways and cofactors implicated in skin biology. The onset and clinical course of various common skin diseases, especially acne, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and hair loss, have been suggested to be critically affected by nutrition patterns and habits. The relationship between acne and diet, predominantly the role of high glycemic load diets and dairy consumption have recently gained increased interest. Abnormal nutritional conditions such as obesity or malnutrition often manifest themselves by specific cutaneous features and altered skin function. Skin photoprotection, rendered by various nutrients, is well documented and appropriate nutritional supplementation has been shown to exert beneficial effects upon impaired skin integrity, restore its appearance and promote skin health. It is our intention to provide a comprehensive review of the most recent information on the role of nutrition for common skin diseases and regulation of skin biology. METHODS: Nutritional clinical studies in dermatology have been reviewed using the MedLine literature source and the terms “diet” or “nutrition” and “skin”. RESULTS & CONCLUSIONS: The data on the relationship between nutrition and skin are until now controversial and much more work is needed to be done to clarify possible etiological correlations.