Walking, gentle jogging or normal cycling was not associated with a reduced risk of psoriasis, according to study results.
The study looked at 86,665 women who did not have psoriasis in 1991 and who completed physical activity questionnaires in 1991, 1997 and 2001. Researchers documented 1,026 incident cases of psoriasis as they examined the association between physical exercise and the skin condition.
The most physically active women had the lowest risk of getting psoriasis when compared with the least active.
Psoriasis is an immunologic disorder characterized by systemic inflammation and scaling of the skin. Physical exercise has been associated with a decreased risk of a rage of health conditions characterized by systemic inflammation.