How Does Psoriatic Arthritis Affect Diabetes Risk?

The prevalence of diabetes is higher in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA), with greater PsA activity correlating with a higher risk of developing the disease, according to recent research published in The Journal of Rheumatology.

“Psoriatic arthritis is strongly associated with obesity and its related comorbidities, including diabetes. In this study, we have found that patients with PsA have 43% higher risk of developing diabetes compared with the general population,” Lihi Eder, MD, PhD, from the Women's College Research Institute at Women's College Hospital and the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, told Rheumatology Advisor in an interview. Read more here.

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