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Do certain foods trigger psoriasis?

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Some people feel certain foods trigger their psoriasis. It's hard to prove or disprove these claims. Scientists don't have much hard evidence on how eating habits affect the skin condition, but most experts say it's a good idea to be skeptical.

SOURCES:

Canadian Dermatology Association: “Psoriasis.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Alternative Approaches to Psoriasis Treatment."

FDA.

USCF School of Medicine: "Sunblock."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 21, 2019

SOURCES:

Canadian Dermatology Association: “Psoriasis.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Alternative Approaches to Psoriasis Treatment."

FDA.

USCF School of Medicine: "Sunblock."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 21, 2019

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