Obesity in childhood may increase risk of developing psoriasis…

“Obesity in childhood significantly increases the risk of developing psoriasis, and psoriasis may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease later in life by increasing cholesterol levels,” according to a study published in the Journal of Pediatrics. For that reason, “patients with psoriasis early in life should be monitored for early signs of cardiovascular disease and given therapy to reduce the risk of later heart attacks and stroke, a team from Kaiser Permanente” suggested. Researchers arrived at these conclusions after examining “electronic health records of 710,949 ethnically diverse children.”

The Los Angeles Times

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