Kim Kardashian's diagnosis with psoriasis has focused attention on the condition, and it may also highlight research that says those with psoriasis face an increased risk for cardiovascular and cerebral diseases as well as diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis. "Be extra vigilant about the things you can control. That means maintaining your ideal weight, as well as proper blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels," dermatologist Brad Glick said.

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