Yet more reason for women to cut back

Women who drink alcohol to excess are at risk of psoriatic arthritis, according to a large US Nurses’ Health Study.

Consuming 30g or more of alcohol a day (more than 2 standard drinks) may be a trigger for the disease, an analysis of almost 83,000 woman over 14 years has found.

A total of 141 study participants were diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis during the 14 years, with baseline PsA patients excluded.

Women drinking an excessive amount of alcohol had a more than four times higher risk of incident