Lifestyle change a benefit in psoriasis

Evolving research suggests it may respond to lifestyle changes.

In a recent trial, 303 overweight or obese patients [men N=215; median age 53 years; median BMI 30.8kg/m2] with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis non-responsive to systemic treatment, were randomised to either a 20 week dietary plan and exercise program for weight loss or provided with a 15 minute information session about the importance of weight loss to improve psoriasis.3 

The intervention consisted of