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Study links psoriasis treatment and improvement in heart artery disease

from Medical Xpress

Researchers have found that treating psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease, with biologic drugs that target immune system activity can reduce the early plaque buildup that clogs arteries, restricts blood flow and leads to heart attacks and stroke. The findings highlight how immunotherapies that treat inflammatory conditions might play a role in the reduction of cardiovascular disease risks. The study, funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, appears online in the journal Cardiovascular Research. more


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