Craft beer is hot. This is probably good for the world, but maybe not if you’re a woman.
We know that alcohol increases the risk for psoriasis. A recent study showed strong beer (insert favorite San Diego IPA here), increases the risk of psoriasis in women.
It’s not clear why, although some speculate it’s related to the gluten found in beer. Alcohol, especially heavy drinking, seems to disrupt hormones, increase inflammation, and inhibit the effectiveness of psoriasis treatment.
Limiting alcohol, and perhaps avoiding beer, might be helpful for some with this heart-breaking skin disease.
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