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Nutritional Concepts Mid-Week Brief
February 26, 2014
Dear Valued Subscriber,

Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky

A-Hah Moment for Acne Sufferers.

Bonnie: That is, an A-Hah moment for acne sufferers who are not already "in the know".


After all these years of deny, deny, deny, dermatologists are finally admitting a diet high in dairy and sugary foods are linked to higher degrees of acne in young persons.


A new study published in the January issue of Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics included subjects age 18 to 25 years old.


Those with moderate to severe acne ate foods with a higher glycemic index. The same patients also reported consuming more sugar (199 g/day, compared to 56.4 g/day) than those without acne. They drank more milk, and ate more trans and saturated fats. Those with worse acne also reported eating less fish than those without acne.


"I would suggest the best approach is to look at each person as an individual, including an assessment of his or her usual dietary patterns. It is important for both the nutrition professional and dermatologist to work collaboratively to give the ultimate patient care," the lead researcher told a Reuters reporter.


Moreover, the study suggested working with a health professional to evaluate trying a lower glycemic load diet and/or remove dairy products.


"Patients often say that changes in their diet affect their acne. We've been hesitant to draw a direct link, but this study lends some support to the observations that patients already report to us," Dr. Amy Derick, a clinical instructor in dermatology at Northwestern University in Chicago, who was not involved in the research, told Reuters.


Isn't it nice when doctors listen to their patients and actually put it into practice? What frustrates me is when my clients are doing beautifully and their doctors say, "I don't know what you are doing, but whatever it is, keep doing it." If you heard it enough times, wouldn't you want to know what your patients are doing so you could learn from them and put it into practice?


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Antioxidant Research Trending Updward.

Over the last few months, antioxidant research has been on fire, covering a wide range of health issues.


NCI Well Connect subscribers can access the following details about what foods and supplements continue to make the grade.


For more info on how to subscribe, go this link.