Korean J Community Nutr.  1999 Mar;4(1):20-29.

An Analysis of Dietary Intakes and Plasma Biochemical Indices in Female College Students by Skin Types

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  • 1Department of Nutrition, Seoul Women's University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

This study was done to investigate the nutrient intakes and plasma biochemcial indices in 68 female college students according to their skin types. Nutrient intakes were investigated by quik estimation. The plasma TG and total cholesterol levels were measured by the Spotchem sp-4410. The plasma levels of retinol and alpha-tocopherol were measured by HPLC. In addition, the activities of antioxidant defense enzymes such as plasma glutathione peroxidase(GSH-Px) and glutathione reductase(GHS-Rd) were determined. All data were statistically analyzed by SAS PC package program. The results of this study were as follows : The average age, height, weight, BMI, systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure ofthe subjects were 20.9+/-1.9yr, 160.7+/-4.3cm, 53.0+/-7.1kg, 20.5+/-2.4kg/m2, 105.3+/-11.5mmHg and 70.6+/-7.7mmHg, respectively. Ten students(14.7%) had normal skin type, 19 students(27.9%) had dry skin type, 11 students(16.2%) had oily skin type, 17 students(25.0%) had acne and 11 students(16.2%) had mixed skin type. The intakes of energy and fats in oily skin group were significantly higher(p<0.05) than those of the dry skin group, but vitamin C intake in the mixed skin group was significantly higher(p<0.05) than those of the dry skin group, but vitamin C intake in the mixed skin group was significantly lower(p<0.05) than that in other skin types. The intakes of other nutrients were not significantly different among skin types. The analysis of lipids showed that the plasma total-cholesterol level of mixed skin group was significantly lower(p<0.05) than that of the oily skin group, whereas other lipid levels were not significantly different. The other parameters such as retinol, alpha-tocopherol, GSH-Px and GSH-Rd of plasma were not significantly different among skin types. Overall results indicate that dietary intake pattern may influence skin type and thereby some blood biochemical indices can be different by skin types.

Keyword

skin types; plasma lipids; antioxidant defense system; dietary intake; female college students

MeSH Terms

Acne Vulgaris
alpha-Tocopherol
Ascorbic Acid
Blood Pressure
Cholesterol
Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
Fats
Female*
Glutathione
Humans
Plasma*
Skin*
Vitamin A
Ascorbic Acid
Cholesterol
Fats
Glutathione
Vitamin A
alpha-Tocopherol
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