Association Between Diet and Acne Severity: A Cross-sectional Study in Thai Adolescents and Adults

Authors

  • Katewadee Roengritthidet
  • Nanticha Kamanamool
  • Montree Udompataikul
  • Salinee Rojhirunsakool
  • Saranya Khunket
  • Silada Kanokrungsee Graduate school, Srinakharinwirot University, 114 Sukhumvit 21, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2340/actadv.v101.569

Keywords:

acne, Asia, chocolate, diet, food

Abstract

The association between diet and acne is of growing concern. Every country has its own food culture; however, only a few studies have surveyed the influence of Asian cuisine on acne. This study investigated the association between acne severity and diet/lifestyle factors in 2,467 Thai adolescents and adults. Data were collected via a validated semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire. In Thai adolescents and adults, the prevalence of mild acne was 52%, moderate acne 22%, and severe acne 8%. No acne was found in 18% of participants. The dietary factors associated with increased severity of acne were consumption of chocolate >100 g/week (adjusted odds ratio (aOR) 1.29; 95% CI 1.07–1.56), oily and fried food >3 times/week (aOR 1.84; 95% CI 1.07–3.16) and white rice (aOR 1.80; 95% CI 1.24–2.63). Conversely, the factors associated with decreased severity of acne were consumption of sugar-free milk-free tea (aOR 0.61; 95% CI 0.43–0.87) and vegetables (aOR 0.74; 95% CI 0.62–0.89).

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2021-12-07

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Roengritthidet, K., Kamanamool, N., Udompataikul, M., Rojhirunsakool, S., Khunket, S., & Kanokrungsee, S. (2021). Association Between Diet and Acne Severity: A Cross-sectional Study in Thai Adolescents and Adults. Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 101(12), adv00611. https://doi.org/10.2340/actadv.v101.569