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Alcohol as a risk factor for plaque-type psoriasis

The likelihood of suffering from plaque-type psoriasis may be high among alcohol consumers.

This study compared the odds of developing psoriasis between consumers and non-consumers of alcohol. Researchers assessed relevant data obtained from eligible studies. 

Researchers observed that frequent drinking of alcohol heightened the risk of developing plaque-type psoriasis, especially in men. The findings of this study revealed that alcohol intake may increase an individual's tendency of suffering from plaque-type of psoriasis.

Research Summary Information

  • 2005
  • Shahrad M Behnam, Shahdad E Behnam, John Y Koo
  • University of California San Francisco, Fresno, USA.
  • No, Free full text of study was not found.
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