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.

Medical Subject Headings

Vitiligo

Volume

11

First Page

12

Last Page

21

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