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This webinar was presented live on June 25, 2020.
Acne is a widespread and complex chronic skin disease and may influence quality of life. Despite acne's high prevalence, comparatively little is understood on the potential role of medical nutrition therapy in acne treatment. Interestingly, patients with acne have a growing interest in helping to manage their disease through diet. Recently, the number of studies investigating the relationship between diet and acne has increased and research suggests that medical nutrition therapy may become an important adjunct treatment to current dermatology management. However, several questions and concerns remain. This session is an overview of the relationship between diet and acne designed to inform attendees on the history and research surrounding the diet-acne connection and the potential role of medical nutrition therapy in aggravating, preventing, and treating acne. The information presented in this session will help dietetic professionals understand the existing evidence and disseminate key findings to promote patient wellness.
CPE Level: 2
- After presentation, attendees will understand the relationship between medical nutrition therapy and acne.
- After presentation, attendees will recognize the dietary patterns and foods that may influence or exacerbate acne.
- After presentation, attendees will understand how to apply some lifestyle interventions into practice for patients with acne.
Jennifer Burris PhD, RD, CNSC, CSSD, CDE, CSG
Jennifer Burris PhD, RD, CSSD, CNSC, CSG, CDE is a Registered Dietitian and part-time faculty in Nutrition at California Lutheran University (Thousand Oaks, CA), California State University Channel Islands (Calabasas, Calif.), and Saddleback College (Mission Viejo, CA). Jennifer's research focuses on the integrated role of nutrition, physical activity, and chronic skin disease, particularly acne, to promote patient wellness. She has a passion for nutrition and extensive experience as a clinical dietitian specializing in acute care at University of California, Irvine, long-term care for Dietitians of Orange County (California), pediatric patient care within the Metabolic Disorders and Genetic Inborn Errors of Metabolism at Children's Hospital Orange County, (California), and as a Sports Nutrition Consultant for the Ventura County Fire Department.