Monday, November 1, 2010

Can a healthy diet help psoriasis?

Losing weight can help
Although many patients that some of the diet to help cleanse the skin, or that certain foods make it hard to find, no studies, the final link between diet and psoriasis is established, "says Neil Korman, MD, clinical director of the Center for Family Murdo psoriasis in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. "I should, but people with psoriasis to try to eat healthy," "There is no" psoriasis diet, he says. "We know that people who are overweight, at increased risk of psoriasis, and that weight loss can improve your psoriasis.""Achieving a healthy weight and eat more healthy in general, the goals of working with patients with psoriasis," says Brenda Walsh, RD, an outpatient clinical dietitian at the center of McMurdo. Psoriasis is an inflammatory disease, she says, and "we know that weight loss can C-reactive protein (CRP), which is produced by the body to fall in response to inflammation." Increased activity and drop pounds can reduce CRP levels.