February 20/Washington/Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics-- A large study has confirmed that the development of acne could be affected by one's day-to-day diet.

According to research published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, there may be a link between the skin condition and the consumption of dairy products and high glycemic loads.

Acne has previously been linked to chocolate, sugar and fat, but this new research has taken the influence of diet a little further.

Researchers from the New York University's Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health presented the findings after conducting a literature review to evaluate evidence for the diet-acne link.

Using information recorded in studies between 1960 and 2012, they were able to identify a series of foods that appeared to have a link to those suffering from acne.

In particular, they found that a high glycemic index/glycemic load diet that involved frequent dairy consumption were leading factors in establishing the link between diet and acne.

They were keen to note that the research showed that while diet does not cause acne, it can influence or aggravate it.

Researcher Jennifer Burris, MS, RD said, "The medical community should not dismiss the possibility of diet therapy as an adjunct treatment for acne."