The Role of Medical Nutrition Therapy in Dermatology and Skin Aesthetics: A Review
Cartwright MM, Graber EM, Stein Gold LF. The Role of Medical Nutrition Therapy in Dermatology and Skin Aesthetics: A Review. Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD 2020; 19(1):12-18.
Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD
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