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Scientists find that eating oily fish rich in omega-3s can lead to a clearer complexion


Want to get rid of your acne, kids? Scientists find that eating oily fish rich in omega-3s can lead to a clearer complexion

  • Experts believe omega-3 fatty acids in foods like salmon may help prevent acne
  • Dermatologists have established a link after examining the diets of 100 people over the age of 12 with acne
  • They found that 94 sufferers had omega-3 fatty acids below recommended levels.

Parents struggling to convince teens to eat healthier diets can now cite scientific research that has found that eating oily fish helps prevent acne.

Experts believe that salmon, mackerel, and other foods high in omega-3 fatty acids — like chickpeas and lentils — can ensure a clear complexion.

Dermatologists made the connection after examining the diets of 100 people over the age of 12 with acne and their levels of certain nutritional markers. They found that 94 sufferers had omega-3 fatty acids below recommended levels.

Experts believe that salmon, photo, mackerel and other foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids – like chickpeas and lentils – can ensure a clear complexion

The German team, from the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, say the fatty acids, which can be taken in capsule form, have anti-inflammatory properties that prevent acne from forming.

Lead author Dr Anne Gürtler said they were “the most promising”.

Professor Asli Bilgic, from Akdeniz University in Turkey, said: “This exciting research is helping us get closer to providing effective treatments for the millions of people who face the embarrassment and stigma of this skin condition. .”

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