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The authors of the new study analyzed the medical records of nearly 260,000 Canadians between the ages of 30 and 74.
They found that the 7 percent with atopic dermatitis "were not at any increased risk for high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart attacks or strokes," said lead author Dr. Aaron Drucker. He's an assistant professor of dermatology at Brown University in Providence, R.I.
While eczema and psoriasis are similar in some ways, they are different at the molecular level, which may be why only one appears to be linked to heart disease, he added.
The findings were published recently in the British Journal of Dermatology.
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SOURCE: Brown University, news release, June 16, 2017