Many of our most common vices are linked to a higher risk of psoriasis, but thankfully one isn’t, and that’s coffee!
Scientists found in a study on 82,000 people over 14 years, published in the March edition of Archives of Dermatology, that people with psoriasis who drank coffee daily were not at any higher risk of developing psoriasis than non-coffee drinkers.[quote]Earlier published research has found that caffeine applied directly to the skin of volunteers with psoriasis had an apparent benefit.[/quote]
Scientists from the Department of Dermatology, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences found that applying caffeine directly to psoriatic skin helped reduce symptoms.
The scientists found that application of a cream containing 10% caffeine three times a day for 8 weeks was notably more effective at reducing symptoms than the placebo cream.
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