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Obese people run greater risk of Onychomycosis (Toe Nail Fungus)

Studies in Health Day provided by Korean researchers of over 9 million people have shown that people who are statistically obese have more than double the rate of the infection, known as onychomycosis, compared to slim people.

As noted in the article, U.S. dermatologists such as Dr. Michele Green said the finding isn’t surprising.

“I definitely tend to see onychomycosis more in overweight patients and prediabetic and diabetic patients,” and she notes that the infection is “extremely common” and “debilitating,” Green added, “since for some patients it can be very painful and lead to having other co-infections.”

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