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-- A healthy diet does a body good in­side and out, and der­ma­tol­o­gists at Bay­lor Col­lege of Medicine say there is ev­i­dence that links cer­tain foods to flares in acne. “While there are definitely a num­ber of trig­gers for acne, the con­nec­tion be­tween diet and acne is very in­ter­est­ing,” said Dr. Ra­jani Katta, pro­fes­sor of der­ma­tol­ogy at Bay­lor. “Years back der­ma­tol­o­gists thought the two were not linked, but now re­searchers say there is ev­i­dence for a link be­tween sugar and car­bo­hy­drates and acne.” Stud­ies have shown that foods with a high glycemic in­dex can af­fect break­outs. “Foods high on the glycemic in­dex, mean­ing foods high in re­fined car­bo­hy­drates such as sugar, cause fluc­tu­a­tions in blood glu­cose lev­els,” said Dr. Ram­sey Markus, as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor of der­ma­tol­ogy at Bay­lor. ”As a re­sult of the high blood sugar lev­els there is a cas­cade of hor­mones re­leased that even­tu­ally stim­u­late the oil gland, lead­ing to wors­en­ing of acne”.

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