A low-carb diet may help clear up acne

Curbing carbohydrate in your diet not only helps reduce your tummy, but may also improve acne, according to a report.

WebMD News reported that low-carb eating could help clear up acne by controlling glucose levels, which can promote a healthier complexion.

People with acne may have what is called hyperinsulinemia, which is characterized by excess levels of insulin in the blood.

`Foods that are low in the glycemic index (GI) may contribute to the hormonal control of acne,` the Independent quoted Alan R. Shalita, MD, chairman of the department of dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Centre in New York, as telling WebMD.

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`I would encourage patients with acne to moderate the amount of carbs that they eat and not to overdo dairy,` which can also cause acne, he added.

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