Australian researchers led by Neil Mann recruited 50 young males (age 15-25) with mild to moderate acne for a twelve-week study of the relationship between diet and acne. Half the group ate a typical Western diet, while the other half ate lean meat, poultry, ﬁsh, fruits, vegetables and substituted whole grain bread, cereals and rice for reﬁned foods. After twelve weeks, the acne of the group eating more protein and whole grains “improved dramatically, by more than ﬁfty percent.”
Journal of Dermatological Science, April 2008; 50(1):41-52. Epublished January 4, 2008.