Title

Assessment of Dietary Supplementation in the Treatment of Vitiligo

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-3-2017

Publication Title

Open Dermatology J

Abstract

Vitiligo is the most common acquired pigmentary disorder in the world. Due to alterations inphysical appearance, vitiligo is a psychologically devastating disease. Although treatment options exist, a cure for this disease has yet to be discovered. Of recent interest in vitiligo is the relationship between diet and disease. Objective: To review various dietary modifications and supplementation used in the management of vitiligo. Materials and Methods: A thorough evaluation of recent literature using the keywords “vitiligo, diet, supplement, antioxidant, vitamin, mineral, zinc, copper, gluten-free, celiac disease, alternative medicine” in the NCBI PubMed search function was performed. Results: A total of 39 relevant articles were reviewed and critically evaluated. Conclusion: Initial studies regarding the treatment of vitiligo through dietary modification are promising, although further studies are needed in multiple populations to explore the therapeutic value of these interventions.

Comments

© authors, Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, originally published in The Open Dermatology Journal: https://opendermatologyjournal.com

Medical Subject Headings

Vitiligo

PubMed ID

Not assigned.

Volume

11

First Page

12

Last Page

21

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