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Nutrition and Functional Foods for Healthy Aging by Ronald Ross Watson

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Chapter 2

Aging and the Recovery of Skin Function and Appearance

Adele Sparavigna,    Clinical Research and Bioengineering Institute, Monza, Italy

Abstract

Age-related skin changes (wrinkles, atrophy, gray spots, loss of hydration, and elasticity) can be considered the result of intrinsic factors (chronological, hormonal, and genetic) and the consequence of life habits and environmental damage mainly due to ultraviolet radiation from the sun (responsible for skin photoaging). The correlation between diet and skin is well established in some skin diseases (acne, atopic dermatitis, and psoriasis are a few examples). What is not yet entirely clear is what substances can improve skin appearance and aging for a person who is well nourished. Thanks ...

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