Exploring the relationship
between psoriasis skin clearance
and body mass index

Psoriatic skin involvementand the impact on selfesteemis cited as a reasonthat deters one frompursuing a healthylifestyle.

Although increasing bodymass index (BMI) has beenassociated with anincreased risk of psoriasis,there is a paucity of datathat demonstratesimprovement in skinpsoriasis correlating withan improvement in BMI.

This study aimed to identifythe barriers to weightreduction in individuals whohave achieved, or almostachieved, skin clearancefrom psoriasis throughbiologic therapy.