Monday, October 8, 2007

Vitamin C May Slow Skin Wrinkling

Vitamin C May Slow Skin Wrinkling WebMD
"...In one of the first studies to examine the impact of nutrients from foods rather than supplements on skin aging, researchers reported that people who ate plenty of vitamin C-rich foods had fewer wrinkles than people whose diets contained little of the vitamin...Diets rich in the omega-6 fatty acid linoleic acid were also associated with less skin aging from dryness and thinning, while higher-fat diets and those higher in carbohydrates were associated with more wrinkling...Sunflower and safflower oils and many nuts are high in linoleic acid. Byproducts of linoleic acid are plentiful in salmon and other fatty fish...what we eat affects our skin-aging appearance,” nutritional epidemiologist Maeve C. Cosgrove." However... "“Skin aging, especially facial aging, is remarkably multifactorial. It involves many things including genetics, ultraviolet light exposure, and lifestyle,..”

Not the strongest study, but maybe something to keep in mind till more research on diet and skin comes out.

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