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Weight loss improves psoriasis

Weight loss improves psoriasis, according to a study that included 303 overweight or obese patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis that did not clear after four weeks' systemic treatment.

Dietary link to endemetriosis

Dysfunctional inflammatory and immune responses may contribute to endometriosis. As dairy products and other nutrients modulate these responses, US researchers analysed food frequency questionnaires completed by 70,556 women enrolled in the Nurses' Health Study II to assess links between diet and endometriosis.

Chocolate cuts blood pressure

Dark chocolate and cocoa products which are rich in a group of chemicals called flavanols may reduce blood pressure, a meta-analysis of 20 studies suggests.

Being overweight in pregnancy

Pregnancy can have a psychological impact on women who are obese or overweight, write Christine Furber and Linda McGowan

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