NYU Steinhardt Researcher Analysis Shows Increasing Evidence Linking Diet and Acne; Encourages Medical Nutrition Therapy to Treat Acne


Culling information from studies between 1960 and 2012, researchers concluded that a high glycemic index/glycemic load diet and frequent dairy consumption are the leading factors in establishing the link between diet and acne.

NYU Steinhardt Researcher Says Don't Dismiss Diet Therapy When Treating Acne

Jennifer Burris, researcher and doctoral candidate within NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, and her colleagues Kathleen Woolf of NYU Steinhardt and William Rietkerk of New York Medical College and Manhattan Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, conducted a literature review to evaluate evidence for the diet-acne connection during three distinctive time periods: early history, the rise of the diet-acne myth, and recent research.

From their conclusions, a new study will be published in the March 2013 issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “Acne: The Role of Medical Nutrition Therapy.” Their analysis has determined that there is increasing evidence of a relationship between diet and acne. The link is stronger in high glycemic lo 500

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