Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

Since psoriasis is driven by an overproduction of pro-inflammatory eicosanoids (i.e. leukotrienes), the linkage of psoriasis to other inflammatory conditions like heart disease is not unexpected.

Psoriasis may carry clogged-arteries risk similar to that with diabetes

(Reuters Health) – People with psoriasis may be at increased risk of calcium buildup in the arteries – an indicator of heart disease risk – comparable to that of people with diabetes, according to a new study.