Biologic drugs for treatment of psoriasis can lead to weight gain, it’s true! But now we also know that using phototherapy doesn’t cause any weight gain at all! Just one more of the many advantages that light therapy can offer patients that biologic drugs cannot!
A recent study published in the British Journal of Dermatology confirms the benefits of Narrowband UVB phototherapy in psorasis treatment, and also shows that patients treated did not gain body fat. This is in stark contrast with recent publications showing weight gain with biologic (Anti-TNF) therapy.
Romaní J. et al. Effect of narrowband ultraviolet B therapy on inflammatory markers and body fat composition in moderate to severe psoriasis. Br J Dermatol. 2012 Jun;166(6):1237-44. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2012.10883.x.