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Omega-3 fatty acid intake may lessen acne severity

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In a study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology that included 60 individuals with mild to moderate acne, following the Mediterranean diet and taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements led to significant reductions in inflammatory and non-inflammatory skin lesions, as well as improved quality of life.

Notably, 98.3% of participants had omega-3 fatty acid deficits at the start of the study. Acne severity lessened significantly in those who reached target omega-3 fatty acid levels during the study.

"Lifestyle interventions, including dietary recommendations, should not be considered in opposition to , but rather as a valuable adjunct to any modern acne treatment plan," said corresponding author Anne Guertler, MD, of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, in Germany. "Future studies should build on the foundation laid by our current findings in a randomized, placebo-controlled design to improve for acne patients."

More information: Exploring the potential of omega-3 fatty acids in acne patients: a prospective intervention study, Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology (2024). DOI: 10.1111/jocd.16434

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