Obesity is tied to increased risk of psoriasis in children

05/18/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Obese and severely obese children had a 40% and about 80% increased risk of psoriasis, respectively, compared with normal-weight children, according to a study in the Journal of Pediatrics. The study also found that obese children who developed psoriasis had 4% to 16% higher cholesterol levels than counterparts without the condition, suggesting a potential increase in the risk of heart disease.

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