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Naturopaths Emphasize Role of Diet in Atopic Dermatitis

Key clinical point: Naturopathic health care providers were significantly more likely than allopathic providers to consider a strong impact of diet on atopic dermatitis and to counsel patients about diet.

Major finding: More than half (58%) of naturopathic providers recommended a diet change for patients with atopic dermatitis.

Study details: The data come from a survey of 30 allopathic and 21 naturopathic care providers in the United States.

Disclosures: The researchers had no financial conflicts to disclose.


Dhossche J et al. Ped Dermatol. 2019 Nov 19. doi: 10.1111/pde.14036.