Weight loss and skin manifestations in obese patients with psoriasis

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Objective
To examine if psoriatic patients can achieve a weight loss to the same extent as non-psoriatic patients
To describe the effect of weight loss on the cutaneous manifestations.

Conclusion
Patients with psoriasis achieved a weight loss, similar to non-psoriatic patients, of 12 % of their body weight following calorie restriction for 12 weeks. Taken together with recent literature the findings suggest that weight loss has a potential to reduce skin manifestations. Weight loss might also attenuate the increased cardiovascular and diabetes risks posed by obese psoriatric patients.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date11 Jul 2010
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2010

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