Psoriasis linked to dyslipidaemia: study

US researchers found the link by analysing 25 observational studies involving more than 2.4 million patients, of whom over 260,000 had psoriasis.

The link was found in 80% (20) of the studies, with the odds of dyslipidaemia ranging from a 4% to 500% increase in patients with psoriasis, compared with those without, where dyslipidaemia was defined as LDL cholesterol greater than 3.4mmol/L and total cholesterol more than 6.5mmol/L.

The association held for