In addition to having an increased risk of diabetes, people with psoriasis are more likely to have metabolic syndrome, high triglycerides, and raised glucose levels, even if they are not overweight or have other common risk factors for these conditions.
Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2012
Dr. Rahat Azfar, MD FAAD, of Vanguard Dermatology, a leading dermatology practice throughout New York City, interviewed on Thursday, July 12, on Sirius XM Radio’s Doctor Radio. The discussion focused on her recently published paper, which addresses diabetes and psoriasis, and has generated a generous amount of media attention throughout a variety of publications.
ABOUT THE PAPER
Dr. Rahat Azfar’s paper, entitled “Increased Risk of Diabetes Mellitus and Likelihood of Receiving Diabetes Mellitus Treatment in Patients With Psoriasis,” focuses on a linkage between psoriasis and diabetes. Specifically, the paper discusses how psoriasis increases the odds of patients being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, with the greatest risk seen in patients with severe psoriasis. The article is published in Archives of Dermatology and has generated buzz in the media, with articles referencing Dr. Azfar’s research and paper in Reuters, MSN, U.S. News, and more.
As she stated to Reuter’s News, “‘We already knew that some of the risk factors for psoriasis and diabetes are similar, like weight,’ however, ‘We do think that psoriasis itself makes people at higher risk.’”
Furthermore, as Dr. Azfar quoted in a press release to the University of Pennsylvania:
"In addition to having an increased risk of diabetes, people with psoriasis are more likely to have metabolic syndrome, high triglycerides, and raised glucose levels, even if they are not overweight or have other common risk factors for these conditions. Both patients with psoriasis, especially those with severe psoriasis, and their treating physicians should be aware of the potential for systemic metabolic complications associated with this skin disease."
ABOUT DR. RAHAT AZFAR & VANGUARD DERMATOLOGY
Dr. Azfar is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Board of Dermatology. She is active in the academic scientific community and has published numerous manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, written chapters in dermatology textbooks, and has been an invited speaker at international dermatology conferences and peer reviewer on multiple scientific articles.
Dr. Azfar is a physician at Vanguard Dermatology in New York. Vanguard Dermatology offers a multitude of services in medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology, with offices located in SoHo, Greenpoint, Sheepshead Bay, Forest Hills, and Staten Island.
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