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Nutrition and psoriasis

      Abstract

      Nutrition and dietary supplements are commonly used in the management of psoriasis; however, evidence of their efficacy is inconsistent. Although some dietary interventions have been shown to improve psoriasis consistently, others have little evidence supporting their use. We review common dietary interventions for the management of psoriasis and the evidence behind them. Caloric restriction, especially in overweight and obese individuals, has been shown to consistently diminish psoriatic activity. Evidence about other supplements and dietary interventions is inconsistent. Given the cost and side effects of pharmaceutical treatments for psoriasis, larger, long-term studies on the use of nutrition for the management of psoriasis are necessary.
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