Beer-Drinking Linked to Psoriasis in Women

According to MSN Health & Fitness, women who regularly drink beer may hold a greater risk for developing psoriasis, an autoimmune disorder affecting the skin.

The new findings from researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Boston University, observed 82,869 women who had not initially been diagnosed with psoriasis for about 15 years, from 1991 through 2005. The participants reported their own alcohol consumption and also, over the course of the study, reported whether a doctor had diagnosed psoriasis.

The findings revealed that even amongst moderate beer consumption, there was a marked elevation in risk of the disorder.  2.3 drinks in one week caused put the risk for psoriasis at almost 80 percent.

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