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ARAUJO, Maria Lúcia Diniz; BURGOS, Maria Goretti P. de A.  and  MOURA, Isis Suruagy Correia. Nutritional influences in psoriasis. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2009, vol.84, n.1, pp.90-92. ISSN 0365-0596.

Psoriasis is an inherited inflammatory skin disease mediated by T-cells and influenced by environmental factors. High intake of omega-3, fasting, low-calorie and vegetarian diets show beneficial effects. Some patients presenting IgA/IgG antigliadin antibodies and who are gluten-sensitive improve after a gluten-free diet. Calcitriol is used in topical treatment. The use of alcohol may exacerbate the disease. In this report, diet factorsare analyzed and their benefits in psoriasis are described.

Keywords : Alcoholic beverages; Antioxidants; Diet; Fatty acids; omega-3; Gluten; Psoriasis.

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