Diet and Skin 24th June 2021

Dr Claire Stansfield presented The Diet and Skin. She shared a review of up to date evidence regarding the role of diet in skin conditions including acne, eczema, psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa. 
Key learning points were that diet does play a role in many of these skin conditions. Weight loss by any means can be beneficial as well as a Mediterranean diet and eating Low Glycaemic Index foods. There was also evidence that avoiding or reducing milk/dairy intake may improve acne in some individuals but this must be balanced against the harms of reducing dairy intake including risk of osteoporosis and fractures. 
The presentation is attached below: 

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