Healthfinder cited the results of the study which was published online on 29th May in the journal JAMA Dermatology. Leading the study, Dr. Larry Green explained that “anytime someone is obese, it's going to affect how their body can heal because it's a stress on the body and stress affects inflammation...By losing weight, they’re going to reduce the burden on their body”. Furthermore, obesity has been linked to the increased production of cytokines in the blood - these proteins regulate the immune system’s responses, which can promote psoriasis. (http://www.healthfinder.gov/News/Article/676848/weight-loss-might-ease-psoriasis-study-hints)
With this in mind, Yourwellness Magazine explored the association between skin conditions and obesity. According to Yourwellness Magazine, in a study based in America, children who showed signs of severe psoriasis were up to seven times more likely to be obese than those without the condition. There are arguments on both sides of the debate which questions which condition precedes the development of the other - many scientists believe that the dangers obesity causes to our overall wellbeing could be a prime concern. (http://www.yourwellness.com/2012/12/links-between-skin-conditions-and-obesity/).
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