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Skin 'n' Bones Connection Issue 38
Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis continue to be linked to other diseases, with increased risks of developing those comorbidities given a number to multiply the risk by. These are often expressed in terms such as ‘double the risk’ compared to that of someone without either condition.
When assessing such statements in the media it is always worth looking at the detail and whether they are qualified by severity of disease or other risk factors that might influence the risk, such as smoking, weight and alcohol consumption (pages 4 and 5).