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Nutrition and psoriasis: is there any association between the severity of the disease and adherence to the Mediterranean diet?

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Translational Medicine, January 2015
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Title
Nutrition and psoriasis: is there any association between the severity of the disease and adherence to the Mediterranean diet?
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Journal of Translational Medicine, January 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12967-014-0372-1
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Luigi Barrea, Nicola Balato, Carolina Di Somma, Paolo Macchia, Maddalena Napolitano, Maria Savanelli, Katherine Esposito, Annamaria Colao, Silvia Savastano

Abstract

BackgroundMany studies have evaluated the role of individual nutrients on the development of psoriasis. However, only few studies have investigated the effect of a healthy eating pattern, such as the Mediterranean diet. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between adherence to the Mediterranean diet, the body composition and the severity of psoriasis in a group of naïve-treatment patients with psoriasis.MethodsThis is a cross-sectional case¿control observational study. Sixty-two patients (49 males and 13 females, mean age: 50.2±10.5yrs) affected with mild-to-severe psoriasis were consecutively enrolled. Sixty-two age-, sex- and body mass index (BMI)-matched healthy subjects served as control group. A validated 14-item questionnaire (PREDIMED: PREvención con DIeta MEDiterránea) was used for the assessment of adherence to the Mediterranean diet. The severity of psoriasis was by assessed by standardized Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) score and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. Body composition was analyzed with bioelectrical impedance analysis.ResultsA higher percentage of psoriatic patients had a lower PREDIMED score compared to the control group (30.6% vs 4.8%). PASI score was significantly associated with the percentage of fat mass (FM%) and CRP levels. PASI score and CRP levels were significantly associated with the dietary components included in the PREDIMED questionnaire or with the PREDIMED score. At multiple regression analysis, the major predictor of PASI score were FM among BIA parameters, (r2=0.537, ß=0.740, p<0.001), and FM (r2=0.537, ß=0.603, p<0.001) and PREDIMED score (r2=0.599, ß=¿0.296, p=0.007) among anthropometric measures, FM and PREDIMED score. Finally, among all items of the PREDIMED questionnaire, EVOO (r2=0.548, ß=¿0.741, p<0.001), and fish consumption (r2=0.139, ß=¿0.372, p=0.005) have an independent predictive value for PASI score and CRP levels.ConclusionsThis is the first study to evaluate the association between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and the severity of psoriasis. Moreover, our study highlights the usefulness of the assessment of body composition by bioelectrical impedance analysis in the evaluation of the psoriatic patients.

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Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Unknown 235 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 61 26%
Student > Master 24 10%
Researcher 19 8%
Other 18 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 8%
Other 38 16%
Unknown 60 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 71 30%
Nursing and Health Professions 44 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 6 3%
Other 29 12%
Unknown 67 28%
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