Higher weight increases risk of psoriasis

Newswise. 2019.

Currently, it is known that there is a connection between increased body mass index and psoriasis, however, it is unknown which is the cause and which is the effect. “Higher BMI may contribute to increased inflammation of the skin, which can exacerbate psoriasis, but it could also be that psoriasis leads to a person being less physically active and thus gaining weight.” Research panels are working to better understand. To date, a team lead by Løset has found that for each whole number increase in BMI increases the risk of psoriasis by 9%, but there is still much left to clarify in regards to this relationship.

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