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Relationships among skin conditions, mood, and polyunsaturated fatty acids of RBCs in healthy women.
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PMID:  23089352     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Little is known about nonpathological facial skin problems at present. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationships among facial skin conditions, mood, and the fatty acid composition of red blood cells (RBCs) in women. One hundred and thirty-two apparently healthy Japanese women aged between 20 and 60 years were recruited. Facial skin conditions were analyzed using a Robo Skin Analyzer, and the RBC fatty acid composition was also determined. Questionnaires concerning mood were administered. Forehead pigmentation was more mood-dependent (in 20s group) and less arachidonic acid (AA)-dependent (in all participants) than that in other areas of the face. Actually there was no correlation in pigmentation between the forehead and other areas of the face when adjusted for age, smoking, and drinking. Skin conditions were adversely correlated with a negative mood. α-Linolenic acid concentrations were negatively correlated with negative mood scores. Pigmentation characteristics in the forehead were independent from other areas of the face. Negative mood and AA were adversely correlated with skin conditions.
Authors:
Nina Hamazaki-Fujita; Miho Itomura; Kei Hamazaki; Hiromi Tohno; Satoshi Yomoda; Yoshihiro Terashima; Tomohito Hamazaki
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cosmetic science     Volume:  63     ISSN:  1525-7886     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cosmet Sci     Publication Date:    2012 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9814276     Medline TA:  J Cosmet Sci     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  303-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Kracie Pharma, Ltd., Takaoka-city, Toyama 933-0856 (N.H.-F., H.T., S.Y.), Institute of Natural Medicine (M.I., Y.T., T.H.), and Department of Public Health (K.H.), University of Toyama, Toyama 930-0194, Japan.
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