Psoriasis linked to risk of stroke and MI

Chinese researchers examined seven studies with a combined cohort of more than five million people, finding patients with psoriasis were 20% more likely to experience vascular events, including stroke and MI.

The authors stated that the link between systemic inflammatory diseases and increased cardiovascular risk had been proven in conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

“The aetiology of these diseases has some shared features with that of psoriasis, notably the involvement of type 1 helper T cells, and raised levels of