Harvard Heart Letter

Heart disease risks common in people with eczema

Eczema, an itchy, scaly skin disease, may make people more prone to heart disease and stroke. A number of factors that raise heart disease risk, including obesity and lack of exercise, are more common among people with eczema than those without it.
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