Children With Psoriasis More Likely To Be Overweight

Children With Psoriasis More Likely To Be Overweight

“Children who have the skin condition psoriasis are about twice as likely to be either overweight or obese as kids without the skin problem, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in the Archives of Dermatology. The study of 614 youngsters ranging in age from five to 17, 409 of which had psoriasis, also revealed that “US children with severe psoriasis were seven times as likely to be obese as children without the skin condition.” Because “an overproduction in the body of substances called inflammatory cytokines is associated with both obesity and psoriasis in adults,” the study authors theorized that inflammation may be behind both disorders in children.

By | 2019-01-08T08:57:36+00:00 December 14th, 2012|News|0 Comments

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