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Popular drink 'significantly' linked to psoriasis in women – 2 per week could be trigger

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“A lower intake of the omega-6 fat arachidonic acid (found in meat and eggs) is a precursor of leukotriene B4, which has a known role in aggravating psoriasis,” she explained.

Dr Kassam added: “Advanced glycation end products (AGEs), found chiefly in animal foods (but also in fried and grilled food and ultra processed foods), strongly promote inflammation and oxidative stress.

“Evidence indicates that psoriasis patients habitually consume poor diets higher in total fat, cholesterol, refined carbohydrates, and lower in fibre, monounsaturated fat, and omega-3 fatty acids than individuals without psoriasis.”

When it comes to cooking, the recommendation is to steam, poach or boil, instead of grilling, roasting, or barbecuing.



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