Are Overweight or Obese Adolescents More or Less Prone to Acne? Interview with:
Igor Snast, MD

Department of Dermatology
Rabin Medical Center–Beilinson Hospita
Israel. What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

Response: Acne is the most common skin disorder among adolescents. Obesity has been suggested to promote acne, however various studies evaluating the relationship between obesity and acne have yielded contradictory outcomes.

Our population-based study demonstrates that overweight, obese and severely obese youths have decreased odds of having acne (20%, 35% and 50% respectively) compared to normal-weight subjects. Continue reading