Rates of metabolic syndrome are higher than expected in those with psoriasis.
Psoriasis patients show high rates of metabolic syndrome, according to research. Metabolic syndrome is defined as the co-occurrence of biochemical process disorders that raise the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Research has shown that metabolic syndrome and abdominal fat are more prevalent in psoriasis patients, compared to the general population. Additionally, obesity is a known risk factor for psoriasis.
The researchers measured different factors, including waist circumference, weight, height, as well as the lipid and glucose levels in 108 females and 138 males with chronic plaque psoriasis, and then compared the results to 75 healthy participants.
The study uncovered that an increase in psoriasis severity correlated with growing body mass index (BMI). Furthermore, this correlation was more prevalent in men than in women.
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