Diet and acne

Jonette E. Keri, Rajiv I. Nijhawan

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Acne is a common dermatologic condition that affects many individuals in different decades of life. The specific role of diet in the development of acne has been a topic of debate for many decades, but this controversy has come to the forefront in recent years with new studies indicating the potential role of diet, contradicting historical studies. This article reviews past and more recent data regarding the link between diet and acne, commenting on areas where new investigations many help to elucidate the true contribution of diet to the pathogenesis of acne.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)437-440
Number of pages4
JournalExpert Review of Dermatology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2008


  • Acne vulgaris
  • Androgen
  • Diet
  • Insulin
  • Insulin-like growth factor-1
  • Milk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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