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Acne vulgaris is a common disease in developed nations, one that has increased in frequency in the last half century, particularly among adult women. The precise mechanisms of the acne process are characterized by sebum overproduction, follicular hyperkeratinization, oxidative stress and inflammation.

Since inflammation is one of the earliest events to occur in the acne process, the influence of inflammatory mediators and subsequent free radical generation has become a major focus of experimental and clinical research.

Speculation that dietary factors can influence acne has been a matter of debate for decades, and emerging research is certainly suggesting that diet may indeed be an important factor, particularly in mediating the inflammation and oxidative stress of the acne process.

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