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Study Finds Children With Psoriasis More Likely Obese or Overweight

Posted: November 26, 2012

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"In conclusion, children with psoriasis internationally, regardless of severity, are more likely to be overweight or obese and thus are at increased risk for complications related to excess adiposity," says Amy S. Paller, MD, and her research team. 

"Should further studies show excess adiposity to be a precursor for psoriasis, attempts at early weight loss and lifestyle modification will be important, not only to decrease the risk of metabolic disease but also to modulate the course of pediatric psoriasis," the authors added.