Foods Triggering a Large Insulin Response

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Many rosaceans have reported that too many carbohydrates and sugars in their diets seems to worsen their rosacea symptoms. While there could be many reasons why this is the case, studies suggest that the body produces Phospholipase A2 which stimulates the pro-inflammatory Arachidonic Acid products in response to insulin secretion:

Inhibition of Ca2+-independent phospholipase A2 results in insufficient insulin secretion and impaired glucose tolerance.

This might explain why so many rosaceans seem to find considerable benefit from limiting their intake of carbs and sugars. Furthermore, recent studies in acne suggest that a low-glycemic-load diet may be helpful in this condition as well:

A low-glycemic-load diet improves symptoms in acne vulgaris patients: a randomized controlled trial

The effect of a high-protein, low glycemic-load diet versus a conventional, high glycemic-load diet on biochemical parameters associated with acne vulgaris: a randomized, investigator-masked, controlled trial