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Can acanthosis nigricans be prevented?

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When acanthosis nigricans is related to obesity, weight management is an important part of prevention. A diet that contributes to reduced insulin also can help prevent acanthosis nigricans.

Other preventive strategies include treating medical problems that are linked to acanthosis nigricans (such as hypothyroidism) and avoiding medications that tend to cause or worsen the condition (like birth control pills).

From: Skin and Acanthosis Nigricans WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Dermatology.

American Diabetes Association. 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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American Academy of Dermatology.

American Diabetes Association. 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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