OSLO – High intake of chocolate and potato chips along with mental health issues is linked to the development of zits, pimples, bumps and blemishes in young people, says a Norwegian study.
The team investigated the links between acne, diet and mental health issues in both males and females.
The researchers found a significant connection between acne and low intake of raw and fresh vegetables in girls, leading to probable indication that a low-glycemic index could have a protective role in the development of acne.
He concluded, “It is too early to give evidence based diet advice to teenagers with acne. Further studies are needed. Luckily, acne is rarely associated with serious morbidity. However, it does cause problems for a high number of young people. I hope that this study will encourage doctors to help adolescents to treat their acne and researchers to find preventive factors. Young people deserve better!”
The study has been published in the open access journal BMC Public Health.