ECO24: Pilot Study Finds Very Low-Calorie Ketogenic Diet Improved Acne and Quality of Life Interview with:

Dr. Ludovica Verde, PhD
Student at the Department of Public Health
University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Prof. Luigi Barrea
Associate Professor of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
Department of Wellbeing, Nutrition and Sport
Università Telematica Pegaso, Naples, Italy. What is the background for this study?

Response: The study focuses on acne, a chronic inflammatory skin condition often associated with obesity due to shared mechanisms of inflammation and oxidative stress. While the impact of diet on acne is inconclusive, the very low-calorie ketogenic diet (VLCKD), known for its anti-inflammatory properties and weight loss effects, holds promise. However, its effects on acne remain underexplored.

YouTube Inundated with Bloggers Giving Advice on How to Fight Acne Interview with:
Melissa Nickles BA
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Melissa Nickles BA  What is the background for this study?

Response: In today’s age, social media is becoming a growing force on our daily lives. This impacts healthcare in numerous ways. Many patients obtain health information, either knowingly or unknowingly, from social media. Teenageers are particularly vulnerable to misinformation on social media. Given the prevalence of health information provided on social media, oftentimes from non-professional sources, we chose to evaluate recommendations for acne therapies on YouTube.

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