Women who drink five glasses of beer a week or more are at almost double the risk of developing the skin condition psoriasis as those who do not drink alcohol, according to US research on the drinking habits of nurses.
The US study looked at the alcohol intake of more than 80,000 female nurses, aged 27 to 44, over a 14-year period. Around 1,100 subjects had psoriasis.
The research, published online in the Archives of Dermatology, found women who drank wine, spirits or low-alcohol beer had no increased chance of developing psoriasis.
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