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Drinking Beer Can Lead to Psoriasis in Women

Posted on Sep 12, 2010 in Health & Wellness

Women susceptible to the skin syndrome psoriasis may want to put down the stout and reach for a light beer. A new study finds that drinking regular beer increases the risk of psoriasis in women by over 70 percent. Psoriasis is an auto-immune disease that causes scaly lesions, redness and inflammation of the skin. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, 2.5 percent of Caucasians and 1.3 percent of African-Americans have the disease. Doctors aren’t sure of the exact cause of psoriasis but believe that something triggers the immune system, setting off a chain reaction that causes...

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