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Myth or Medicine?

Here's your guide to what helps psoriasis — and what doesn't

A lot of advice for people with psoriatic diseases sounds like any blueprint to better health: Eat well, don't smoke, reduce stress, keep weight in check.

"We're always hoping to minimize lifestyle risk factors," said Dr. Abrar Qureshi, co-director of the Center for Skin and Related Musculoskeletal Diseases at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital.

But some lifestyle tips circulating in the psoriasis community tend more toward rumor than reality — and deciphering fact from fiction can be tricky. For help, we asked several medical experts to weigh in on six common psoriasis rumors.


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