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|Title: ||Association between obesity measured by different parameters and severity of psoriasis|
|Other Titles: ||International Journal of Dermatology|
|Authors: ||Duarte, Gleison Vieira|
Oliveira, Maria de Fátima Santos Paim de
Cardoso, Thiago M.
Silva, Thadeu S.
Cavalheiro, Carolina M. A.
Carvalho Filho, Edgar Marcelino de
|Issue Date: ||2013|
|Publisher: ||International Journal of Dermatology|
|Abstract: ||Background Obesity has been associated with the severity of psoriasis, but this relationship
is not completely understood.
Objectives This study aimed to evaluate associations between the severity of psoriasis
and weight excess as determined using a variety of parameters.
Methods A cross-sectional study was performed in 296 psoriasis patients. Their body
mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and waist : hip ratio (WHR) values were
compared with results on a psoriasis area severity index (PASI).
Results The frequency of severe psoriasis was higher in men (P < 0.05). Direct correlations
were established between PASI scores and each of BMI (R = 0.0154, P = 0.01), WC
(R = 0.207, P = 0.001), and WHR (R = 0.164, P = 0.007).
Conclusions This study extends previous reports of an association between psoriasis
and obesity and shows a direct correlation between obesity as measured according to
different parameters and psoriasis severity.|
|Description: ||Texto completo. Acesso restrito. p. 177-181|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos Publicados em Periódicos (Medicina)|
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