Nutritional influences in psoriasis

An Bras Dermatol. Jan-Feb 2009;84(1):90-2. doi: 10.1590/s0365-05962009000100016.
[Article in En, Portuguese]

Abstract

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.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Psoriasis / diet therapy*