Kids with Psoriasis Likely to Be Overweight – US News and World Report

“A startling fact brought to our attention by U.S. News & World Report is that children with extreme psoriasis are seven times more likely to be obese than children without psoriasis – and the risk of obesity increases even among children with mild symptoms. Dr. Michele S. Green suspects that while it remains unclear which condition comes first, it’s possible to posit that obesity leads to an increased risk for the development of psoriasis. “

“Whether your child is overweight, has psoriasis – or both – the National Psoriasis Foundation urges you to seek help from a doctor and a dermatologist. Both conditions cause chronic inflammation in the body, which can eventually lead to heart disease and other metabolic disorders. Read more comments from Dr. Green at Medicine.Net.com http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=165223 and at Health.com http://news.health.com/2011/11/21/psoriasis-treatments-convenience-may-be-key-for-patients/.”

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