Title

The Role of Medical Nutrition Therapy in Dermatology and Skin Aesthetics: A Review

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2020

Publication Title

Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD

Abstract

The field of nutritional sciences has advanced beyond research of the role of individual nutrients, supplements, and diet in disease to the multi-disciplinary practice of adjuvant medical nutrition therapy (MNT). Nutrition research is often that of association rather than cause and effect, yet there are compellingly strong relationships between diet and disease severity and incidence of a number of dermatological conditions. MNT is a tailored, evidence-based, comprehensive nutrition intervention strategy delivered by a physician and registered dietitian to a subset of dermatology patients who may benefit from nutrition intervention. With shorter clinical interaction times and patients requesting nutrition information, a collaborative approach may spur clinically meaningful nutritional changes with advice beyond the often quoted “eat better, lose weight, and exercise.” This review provides a comprehensive overview of the latest Dermatology Medical Nutrition Therapy (D-MNT) recommendations and advocates an evidence-based, collaborative approach to dermatological patient care. J Drugs Dermatol. 2020;19(1):12-18. doi:10.36849/JDD.2020.4745

PubMed ID

31985193

Volume

19

Issue

1

First Page

12

Last Page

18

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