High Glycemic Food Links Acne to Diet

February 28, 2013 / No Comments

Medical Nutrition therapy (MNT) has an important role in acne treatment. Evidences have clearly established the connection between diet and acne. Diet, which includes more glycemic and dairy products, makes your skin more prone to acne. The intake of more carbohydrates through these high glycemic foods affects acne development.

acne High Glycemic Food Links Acne to Diet

Glucose and insulin levels increase due to these diet and results in changes on the skin. Researchers believe carbohydrates with a high glycemic index, which cause glucose and insulin levels to spike, may influence the development and severity of acne. Conversely, a diet high in protein and carbohydrates with a low glycemic index seems to improve acne breakouts and suggests a possible link between diet and acne level.

A study published in the Journal of the Academy of  Nutrition and Dietetics by a team of nutritionists and dermatologists at the New York University, who investigated the diet-acne connection, has determined that there is solid connection between food intake and acne.

The study reveals that a high glycemic diet and frequent intake of dairy products are factors which link diet and acne.

More than 17 million Americans suffer from the acne problem, which influences quality of life and this study will definitely help in the treatment of acne by developing a potential diet.