Psoriasis May Increase Risk for Diabetes

Psoriasis May Increase Risk for Diabetes

Psoriasis may raise the risk of diabetes, according to a study presented at the European Society of Cardiology’s annual meeting. The risk appears to be greatest among patients with severe psoriasis the study found. Compared with the general population, patients with mild psoriasis had a 49% increased risk of developing diabetes, and individuals with severe psoriasis had a 2.13-fold increased relative risk when compared with the general population the 4,518,256-person study found. The study’s lead author concluded, “Screening for diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with psoriasis is warranted.”

By | 2019-01-08T09:11:15+00:00 November 21st, 2012|News|0 Comments

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