Glycemic index, glycemic load: new evidence for a link with acne

J Am Coll Nutr. 2009 Aug;28 Suppl:450S-454S. doi: 10.1080/07315724.2009.10718111.

Abstract

In this paper, the link between high glycemic index and load will be reviewed. The data from the literature discussed relate to a short presentation of the physiopathology of acne, including the influence of hyperinsulinemia as a key factor at the beginning of acne.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acne Vulgaris / diet therapy
  • Acne Vulgaris / etiology*
  • Acne Vulgaris / physiopathology
  • Androgens / metabolism
  • Blood Glucose / metabolism*
  • Diet / adverse effects*
  • Glycemic Index*
  • Humans
  • Hyperinsulinism / complications*
  • Hyperinsulinism / metabolism
  • Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins / metabolism
  • Sebum / metabolism
  • Skin / physiopathology*

Substances

  • Androgens
  • Blood Glucose
  • Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins