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One of the most frequently asked questions by patients with psoriasis is whether dietary changes can improve their condition. Included in this discussion is whether dietary weight loss can benefit their skin disease. Obesity has been associated with a proinflammatory state and several studies have demonstrated a relationship between body mass index and psoriasis severity. However, the question of whether weight loss interventions can impact psoriasis outcome is less clear. Here, we review the literature to examine the efficacy of weight loss interventions, both dietary and surgical, on psoriasis disease course.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Key words : body mass index, diet, gastric bypass, nutrition, obesity, psoriasis, weight loss
Abbreviations used : BMI, IL, MCP, MDA, PASI, PASI 75, TNF
| Dr Liao is supported in parts by grants from National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (R01AR065174, K08AR057763). There were no direct funding sources for this work.
| Disclosure: Dr Koo is a speaker for AbbVie and Leo. Dr Koo conducts research for Amgen, Janssen, Novartis, Photomedex, Galderma, Pfizer, and Merck. Dr Koo has no stocks, employment, or board memberships with any pharmaceutical company. None of the grants were directly related to this study. Ms Debbaneh, Dr Millsop, Ms Bhatia, and Dr Liao have no conflicts of interest to declare.
| Ms Debbaneh, Dr Millsop, and Ms Bhatia contributed equally to this work.