Psoriasis therapy holds promise for treating atherosclerosis: study

The findings reinforce the importance of treating inflammation, including of the skin, say researchers
Reuters Health

Biologic therapy in patients with severe psoriasis is associated with significant improvements in coronary-artery plaque characteristics, according to new research.

Lead author Dr Nehal Mehta from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in Maryland, US, says the anti-inflammatory effects of biologic therapies hold promise for the treatment of atherosclerosis, but more research is needed.