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Acne is a widespread disease. It represents not only a cosmetic problem but is also a condition which can negatively affect the emotions and thoughts of sufferers.
In order to examine the association between presence, severity and diet, Centro Studi GISED submitted an observational case-control aimed at adolescents and young adults.
The study expected to collect data from 300 cases and the same number of controls.
Cases were selected from young patients, male and female, aged between 10 to 24 years with a diagnosis of acne, examined by the dermatological departments of the centres participating in the study.
Participants had selected patients with different dermatological diseases, unlike acne, similar for age and sex.
Partecipating patients were asked to fill in a questionnaire related to their dietary habits. 18 dermatological departments in nine Italian regions had taken part in the study.
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