Dietary interventions reduce severity of psoriasis symptoms
Adults with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis can supplement their medical therapies with dietary interventions to reduce disease severity. These are the recommendation of the Medical board of the National Psoriasis Foundation in the USA.
The research was carried out by Adam R. Ford, BS1; Michael Siegel, PhD2; Jerry Bagel, MD, MS3; et al.
The results of the Medical board were reported in JAMA Dermatology.
The task of the study
The task of the research team was to determine whether dietary interventions can help reduce disease severity in patients with psoriasis - a chronic, inflammatory skin disease that significantly effects patient’s quality of life. The team used literature from 55 prior systematic reviews that evaluated the impact of diet on psoriasis.
Dietary interventions have an effect
The scientists conclude that it is a good practice for adults with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis to supplement their medical therapies with dietary interventions to reduce severity of the symptons. They recommend reduction of weight with the help of diet in overweight and obese patients with psoriasis.
In adults with psoriasis with confirmed celiac disease, they strongly recommend a gluten-free diet. For patients with psoriatic arthritis, the team weakly recommend vitamin D supplementation and dietary weight reduction in overweight and obese patients.