Most people think that acne is a disease of adolescence that just disappears after the teen years. Not so! In the United States, acne affects between 40 and 50 million people from children to adults. In young adults, some degree of facial acne is found in 54% of women and 40% of men. Those suffering from acne are estimated to spend millions collectively each year on over-the counter acne treatments.
Surprisingly, the causes of acne have been known for more than 40 years. Acne develops from four processes:
1. Blockage of the follicle opening or the pore
2. Excessive production of skin oil
3. Bacterial colonization and infection of the pimple and
4. Inflammation of the pimple and surrounding tissue
Let’s take a look at how diet influences the development of acne. Read more…
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