Effects of mango consumption on facial wrinkles in postmenopausal women

This open-label, two-arm parallel, randomized study has evaluated among 28 healthy postmenopausal women with Fitzpatrick skin type II or III the effects of consumption of either 85 g or 250 g of Ataulfo mango (Mangifera indica), four times per week for 16 weeks on wrinkles at the lateral canthi and erythema at the cheeks as well as skin carotenoids levels.

Results showed that deep wrinkle severity decreased significantly in the 85 g group after 8 (p = 0.007) and 16 (p = 0.03) weeks compared to baseline measures. In contrast, those in the 250 g group showed an increase after 16 weeks in average wrinkle severity (p = 0.049), average wrinkle length (p = 0.007), fine wrinkle severity (p = 0.02), and emerging wrinkle severity (p = 0.02). Erythema in the cheeks increased with 85 g of mango intake (p = 0.04).

In conclusion, the intake of 85 g of mangos reduced wrinkles in fair-skinned postmenopausal women, while an intake of 250 g showed the opposite effect.

Fam VW, Holt RR, Keen CL, Sivamani RK, Hackman RM. Prospective Evaluation of Mango Fruit Intake on Facial Wrinkles and Erythema in Postmenopausal Women: A Randomized Clinical Pilot Study. Nutrients. 2020 Nov 4;12(11):E3381. doi: 10.3390/nu12113381. PMID: 33158079.

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