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What should you know about diets for psoriasis?

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Even though there's no proof they work, you'll find dozens of psoriasis diets described in books and on websites. At some point almost every food has been blamed for an outbreak -- sugar, junk food, wheat products, tomatoes, coffee, and eggs are often called out.

There are just as many theories about what foods might be good, among them herbal teas, some fruit juices, and fish oil supplements. It’s no surprise that psoriasis diets disagree about what's good and what's bad.

From: Psoriasis and Your Diet WebMD Medical Reference

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Bruce E. Strober, MD, PhD, associate professor of dermatology, University of Connecticut Health Center.

Jeffrey M. Weinberg, MD, director, Clinical Research Center, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York; associate clinical professor of dermatology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

American Academy of Dermatology: “Psoriasis: Tips for managing.”

PsoriasisNet: “When It Comes To Diet, What Really Works?”

Wolters, M. 2005. British Journal of Dermatology,

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on March 6, 2019

SOURCES:

Bruce E. Strober, MD, PhD, associate professor of dermatology, University of Connecticut Health Center.

Jeffrey M. Weinberg, MD, director, Clinical Research Center, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York; associate clinical professor of dermatology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

American Academy of Dermatology: “Psoriasis: Tips for managing.”

PsoriasisNet: “When It Comes To Diet, What Really Works?”

Wolters, M. 2005. British Journal of Dermatology,

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on March 6, 2019

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