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Evidence-Based Dermatology: Research Commentary
May 2010

Diet and Weight Loss as a Treatment for Psoriasis

Author Affiliations

Copyright 2010 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2010

Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(5):544-546. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2010.92

Gisondi P, Del Giglio M, Di Francesco V, Zamboni M, Girolomoni G

Am J Clin Nutr. 2008;88(5):1242-1247

Question: Does moderate weight loss induced by a calorie-restrictive diet improve the therapeutic response to low-dose cyclosporine in obese patients with moderate to severe psoriasis?

Design: A 24-week randomized controlled investigator-blinded clinical trial.

Setting: Psoriasis outpatient clinic of the University Hospital of Verona, Verona, Italy.