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Is it possible that dandruff is a sign of a nutrient deficiency, or perhaps, a dairy allergy?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Dandruff

Some experts say that people who do not consume enough foods that contain zinc, b vitamins, and some types of fats are more prone to dandruff.
Dandruff has been shown to be the result of three required factors: skin oil commonly referred to as sebum or sebaceous secretions, the metabolic by-products of skin micro-organisms (most specifically malassezia yeasts, individual susceptibility.

In brief: Dandruff

Some experts say that people who do not consume enough foods that contain zinc, b vitamins, and some types of fats are more prone to dandruff.
Dandruff has been shown to be the result of three required factors: skin oil commonly referred to as sebum or sebaceous secretions, the metabolic by-products of skin micro-organisms (most specifically malassezia yeasts, individual susceptibility.
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