Friday, January 6, 2012

Skin Type and Body Fat Linked to Seborrheic Dermatitis in Young Men

A new study published in the International Journal of Dermatology reported, "having white skin and a high body fat content increased the risk for developing scalp seborrheic dermatitis in young men." The study examined 2,201 18-year men. Those individuals with white skin and a triceps skin fold greater than 19.5 mm had a significantly increased the risk for scalp Seborrheic Dermatitis by 42% and 56%, respectively, compared with individuals that had darker skin and a smaller triceps skin fold.

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