Indian Dermatology Online Journal

: 2011  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 2--5

Acne: Diet and acnegenesis

F William Danby 
 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery (Dermatology), Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA

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Acne is a manifestation of hormonal overstimulation of the pilosebaceous units of genetically susceptible individuals. Endogenous reproductive and growth hormones, exogenous reproductive hormones, insulin and endogenous insulin-like growth hormone-1, sourced from and stimulated by dairy and high glycemic load foods, all appear to contribute to this overstimulation. A postulated molecular mechanism linking food and acne is reported and integrated into the clinical picture.

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Danby F W. Acne: Diet and acnegenesis.Indian Dermatol Online J 2011;2:2-5

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Danby F W. Acne: Diet and acnegenesis. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2011 [cited 2022 Jan 20 ];2:2-5
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