Menter co authored a study psoriasis and the metabolic syndrome published in the june 2008 journal of drugs in dermatology the study found that people with metabolic syndrome were up to 2 1 2 times more likely to develop coronary heart disease during an 11 year follow up period than those who did not have metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome met s is a clustering of risk factors comprising of abdominal obesity dyslipidemia elevated blood pressure and abnormal glucose tolerance the prevalence of met s has been increasing in the last few years throughout the world psoriasis has consistently been associated with . Chronic plaque psoriasis is an immune mediated inflammatory skin disease that is strongly associated with the clinical features of the metabolic syndrome mets including abdominal obesity hypertension atherogenic dyslipidemia type 2 diabetes insulin resistance and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Psoriasis sufferers have an even higher risk of metabolic syndrome than the general population and the worse the psoriasis symptoms the more the risk increases as we have seen through all of the previous posts in this series inflammation is the common link between psoriasis and so many diseases this is the same with metabolic syndrome . Background psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin and is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular atherosclerosis metabolic syndrome a conglomerate of various clinical and biochemical parameters is a significant predictor of atherosclerotic disease and the associated risk for cardiovascular events in such patients
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