Adult Acne Woes: Biochemical and Hormonal Abnormalities Found to Cause Adult Female Acne via Cosmetics Design Europe

2 February 2023

Adult female acne is linked to higher glucose levels, insulin resistance and lipids in the body, according to an India study.

The study found that 25% of the adult female acne (AFA) patients had raised fasting blood glucose (FBG) levels, 55% had an abnormal HOMA-IR index which measured insulin resistance, and 91.6% of them had at least one lipid alteration.

Raised hormonal parameters were also noted for AFA patients.

There was, however, no association found between acne severity and the aforementioned parameters. Similarly, no link was found between acne severity and Body Mass Index (BMI).

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