Weight, obesity, psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis
ARTICLE SUMMARY: Psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and excess weight/obesity are often seen together. While scientists will continue to sort out the precise nature of the causes and links, there are very good reasons right now for obese or overweight psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis patients to work on reducing their weight.
There is a growing body of research – and more than a little conjecture – about the relationship between body weight and psoriatic disease. We try to sort it out for you below.