Foods ‘high in sugar’ can cause eye condition blepharitis – expert

“Seborrhoeic dermatitis affects the face, scalp, ears and eyebrows as well as the eyelids.”

Mr Dajani recommended avoiding sugary foods if you are prone to eczema or blepharitis.

“Foods containing trans fats, like shop-bought cakes, margarine and processed foods, and those high in sugar, such as sweets, soft drinks and desserts can cause inflammation in the body and result in dermatitis flare ups,” he said.

He referenced a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that says: “Dietary patterns high in refined starches, sugar, and saturated and trans-fatty acids, poor in natural antioxidants and fibre from fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and poor in omega-3 fatty acids may cause an activation of the innate immune system, most likely by an excessive production of proinflammatory cytokines associated with a reduced production of anti-inflammatory cytokines.”

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