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Psoriasis May Benefit From Extract


Psoriasis May Benefit From Extract

BERKELEY, Calif.--A study in the January edition of Phytotherapy Research (15: 76-8, 2001) ( reported that French maritime pine bark extract (Pycnogenol ) may benefit psoriasis--a chronic, recurrent skin disorder characterized by reddish, slightly elevated bumps--and other dermatological conditions. In research led by Rihn Salious from the University of California, Berkeley, researchers found that the extract decreased the expression of two genes--which are overly active in psoriasis and other skin conditions--by nearly 22 times.

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