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High-fat, high-sugar diet may promote adult acne

Key clinical point: A diet high in fat, sugar, and animal products may contribute to increased presence of acne in adults.

Major finding: Current acne was associated with increased fat and sugar consumption (adjusted odds ratio, 1.54 per portion).

Study details: The data come from a cross-sectional study of 24,452 adults participating in the French NutriNet-Santé study.

Disclosures: The study received no outside funding. The researchers had no financial conflicts to disclose.


Penso L et al. JAMA Dermatol. 2020 June 10. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2020.1602.