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An Bras Dermatol. 2009 Jan-Feb;84(1):90-2.

[Nutritional influences in psoriasis].

[Article in English, Portuguese]

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Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, PE, Brazil.


Psoriasis is an inherited inflammatory skin disease mediated by T-cells and influenced by environmental factors. High intake of omega-3, fasting, low-calorie and vegetarian diets show beneficial effects. Some patients presenting IgA/IgG antigliadin antibodies and who are gluten-sensitive improve after a gluten-free diet. Calcitriol is used in topical treatment. The use of alcohol may exacerbate the disease. In this report, diet factors are analyzed and their benefits in psoriasis are described.

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