Harvard Heart Letter

Eczema may signal higher risk of cardiovascular problems

Research we’re watching About one in 10 people has eczema, a chronic inflammatory condition that leaves skin dry and itchy. People with more severe forms may experience a scaly rash or skin that cracks and oozes. These people may also be at greater risk for heart attack and stroke, according to a study in the May 23 issue of The BMJ. …

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