Our gastro-intestinal microbiota can affect the skin. Diet can have a direct impact on the skin, or indirectly through the immune system. With respect to the adaptive immune system the Th17 and the regulatory T cells play an important coordinating role between the gastrointestinal tract and the skin. Food stuffs are processed in the gastrointestinal tract into biologically active metabolites, such as short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs)). The interesting data currently available are mainly from animal models. There seems to be a promising role for nutrition in the treatment of oncological and inflammatory skin disorders.

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Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

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