Study Finds Women Who Drink Beer are More Likely to Develop Psoriasis

BBC News reports that a new study in the Archives of Dermatology links women beer drinkers with an increased psoriasis risk. The study followed 82,000 female nurses. The study found women who drank five or more beers a week doubled their risk of psoriasis.
In the study, researchers said they observed a 72% increased risk of psoriasis in women who drank more than 2.3 alcoholic drinks per week compared with non-drinkers.

For women who drank five glasses of beer per week their risk of developing psoriasis was 1.8 times higher again.
This was a large study so the connection between women beer drinkers and psoriasis could be significant. Medical News Today reports that women who drank full-calorie beer were more likely to develop psoriasis than those who drank light beer, wine or other alcoholic beverages. You can read more about psoriasis here on the Mayo Clinic's website.

Posted on August 16, 2010

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