Welcome to Clever Skincare a store dedicated to your skin and wellbeing!

My Cart 0 items: £0.00

TEN baby skincare
Baby Skincare Range
Medical Magento Tempalte
clear
OMIC skincare healthy looking skin
Pharmacy Magento Tempalte
clear

This Month's Favourites

Save up to 1/2 price

Don't Miss Out...

Pharmacy Magento Tempalte
clear

What's New

Products Featured In Our Blog

Herbs Magento
clear
This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here.
x

Nutrition and Anti Aging

have you ever heard the expression you are what you eat? It would appear thta there is some truth in this. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 86, No. 4, 1225-1231, October 2007
© 2007, reported a study which aimed to evaluate the assocaition of nutrients with skin aging appearance. (http://www.ajcn.org/content/86/4/1225.abstract)

Design: Using data from the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, we examined associations between nutrient intakes and skin aging in 4025 women (40–74 y). Nutrients were estimated from a 24-h recall. Clinical examinations of the skin were conducted by dermatologists. Skin-aging appearance was defined as having a wrinkled appearance, senile dryness, and skin atrophy.

Results: Higher vitamin C intakes were associated with a lower likelihood of a wrinkled appearance [odds ratio (OR) 0.89; 95% CI: 0.82, 0.96] and senile dryness (OR: 0.93; 95% CI: 0.87, 0.99). Higher linoleic acid intakes were associated with a lower likelihood of senile dryness (OR: 0.75; 95% CI: 0.64, 0.88) and skin atrophy (OR: 0.78; 95% CI 0.65, 0.95). A 17-g increase in fat and a 50-g increase in carbohydrate intakes increased the likelihood of a wrinkled appearance (OR: 1.28 and 1.36, respectively) and skin atrophy (OR: 1.37 and 1.33, respectively). These associations were independent of age, race, education, sunlight exposure, income, menopausal status, body mass index, supplement use, physical activity, and energy intake.

Conclusions: Higher intakes of vitamin C and linoleic acid and lower intakes of fats and carbohydrates are associated with better skin-aging appearance. Promoting healthy dietary behaviors may have additional benefit for skin appearance in addition to other health outcomes in the population.