Omega-3 fatty acid levels were below recommended levels in 94% of acne patients


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Dermatologists in Germany have identified what may be a key link between the two. ACN and an omega-3 fatty acid deficiency, Their results, published during the Spring Symposium of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV), may provide new opportunities for treatment of a disease that is estimated to affect approximately 23 million people in Europe.

Based on the Department of Dermatology and Allergy in Munich the team responsible for the investigation conducted the study 100 patients diagnosed with acne And, by measuring nutritional parameters in the blood, it was found that 94% of patients had levels of omega-3 fatty acids. inferior For those recommended (8-11%).

He also examined the patients’ diets and found that those who said eat beans regularlyFoods such as chickpeas and lentils have high levels of key fatty acids, in addition to avoiding sunflower oil.

team of dermatologist Those who have conducted the research have asked doctors to ask acne patients about their eating habits when discussing diagnosing and treating their disease.

food, a major factor

“The nutricin Plays an important role in the prevention, onset and progression of many diseases including skin disorders such as acne vulgar,” says team lead author Dr. Anne Gratler from the Department of Dermatology and Allergy at Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany.

Therefore, he recommends that “as part of a modern treatment approach, physicians should provide patients with information about how they are treated”. diet choices may influence your dermatological diagnosis and potentially improve clinical outcomes.”

“For years, negative effects for acne vulgaris have been attributed to the Western diet due to its direct effects on IGF-1 levels. nutritional measures Preventive and concomitant therapy have not yet been adequately addressed.

In this regard, omega-3 fatty acids (FAs) appear to be most promising because of their anti-inflammatory effects.”

His comments are supported by Asli Bilgik, assistant professor in the Department of Dermatology and Venereology at Akadeniz University (Turkey) and member of the EADV Communications Committee, who assures that the findings “reinforce the idea that a Healthy Diet Essential for long-term remission of acne vulgaris.

loss Omega-3 Fatty AcidFound in foods such as legumes, algae, nuts, seeds, and non-farm fish such as wild salmon and sardines, it can reduce inflammation by stimulating the production of anti-inflammatory prostaglandins E1 and E3, leukotriene B5 and lower levels of insulin. does less. Growth factor (IGF)-1, the central hormone that causes acne.

In the study, patients with omega-3 levels Fewer than 8% of patients deficient in this nutrient showed high levels of IGF-1.

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