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28 April 2018

Dietary Control of Skin Lipid Composition and Microbiome

Moestrup, Kasper S., Yun Chen, Troels Schepeler, Pawel J. Schweiger & Kim B. Jensen (2018). Dietary Control of Skin Lipid Composition and Microbiome. Journal of Investigative Dermatology 138 (5), 1225 – 1228, doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2017.12.005

Abstract

It is estimated that more than one-third of adult Americans are obese. Obesity is associated with an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disorders and cancer, yet the effects on skin have been given less attention. Adiposity-associated comorbidities such as venous insufficiency, lymphedema, and metabolic syndromes all predispose to the development of skin diseases and infections (Yosipovitch et al., 2007). Reports illustrate that a high-fat diet (HFD) changes the microbiome and influences cancer development (Beyaz et al., 2016; Pascual et al., 2017).