Diet and acne: a review of the evidence

@article{Spencer2009DietAA,
  title={Diet and acne: a review of the evidence},
  author={Elsa H Spencer and H. Ferdowsian and N. Barnard},
  journal={International Journal of Dermatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={48}
}
Pharmaceutical acne treatments are costly and have potentially severe side-effects. Adolescent acne is typically the result of clogged, infected, pilosebaceous follicles. Adults may experience fewer comedones and more inflammatory lesions. 1 Normally, sebum travels up the follicle to the skin surface. Hormones may increase sebum production and cause follicular cells to hyperproliferate and block the follicular opening, forming a comedo. 4 Complete follicle blockage results in closed comedones… Expand
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Interventional Clinical Trial
The purpose of this study is to determine if a low-fat, vegan diet affects the number of acne lesions, acne severity, and acne extent.  
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