Faulty Dietary Habits vis-Ã -vis Acne Vulgaris: An Epidemiological Study
Background: In day to day life, person consumes an incompatible diet and faulty food habits which leads to most of the diseases. Yuvanapidaka (Acne vulgaris) is one of the common skin disease which is affected by faulty dietary intake.
Aims and Objective: To conduct a survey study on faulty dietary habits in Acne vulgaris patients and to find out cause-effect relationship between them.
Materials and Methods: Total 210 patients having signs and symptoms of Acne vulgaris were selected from NIA O.P.D., I.P.D., various camps in Jaipur & certain junk food outlets. Patients were screened on the basis of specially prepared questionnaires.
Results: On survey study, 100% patients were consuming Junk food & dairy products & incompatible diet. Maximum no. of patients was taking high glycemic index diets which play an important role in aggravation of acne.
Conclusion: Maximum prevalence of faulty dietary habits was found in patients. So it was concluded that dairy products, incompatible diets, high glycemic index diet, junk foods which is responsible for formation of acne vulgaris.
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