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Dermatologists higlight ‘lethal’ trio causing acne | The Indian Express

Dermatologists higlight 'lethal' trio causing acne

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Dermatologist Dr. Rashmi Shetty highlights the "lethal combination" causing acne: sugar, dairy, and packaged food.

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Foods like ice cream, cookies, cakes, cheese, and preserved foods fall into this "lethal combination".

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Dr. Jaishree Sharad warns against high glycemic index foods, such as sugar, jaggery, refined flour, and potatoes.

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Insulin and IGF-1 have been shown to augment sebum production, stimulate adrenal androgen synthesis, and increase male hormone androgen bioavailability, all of which play a role in the pathogenesis of acne.

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Dr. Trupti D Agarwal recommends a low-glycemic index diet and anti-inflammatory foods to control acne.

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Omega-3 fatty acids from flaxseeds, chia seeds, fish, walnuts, and tofu are suggested for acne management.

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Nutrient-rich foods like green leafy vegetables, low-GI fruits (orange, apple, berries, grapefruit), and whole foods help treat acne naturally.

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