A 2010 Study Touches on the Relationship Between Restless Legs Syndrome and Inflammation

ImageA lot of the studies I read through (actually almost all of them) are completely dense and I’m usually able to grasp a few sentences at best. The study I refer to below is no exception. Most of the information bounced off my head except for one VERY IMPORTANT line in the “discussion” area of the report.

The study is titled “Restless legs syndrome enhances cardiovascular risk and mortality in patients with end-stage kidney disease undergoing long-term haemodialysis treatment.” by Gaetano La Manna et al. (see what I mean).

 

It was first published in the scientific journal “Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation” in 2011.

Here is the excerpt that concerns RLS sufferers. In the “Discussion” section of the study Dr. La Manna states:

“This study showed that the presence of RLS and new cardiovascular events was associated with increased inflammatory markers, C-reactive protein and fibrinogen.”

Simply put, his study found that there is a correlation between RLS and inflammation.

You can read the full study here:
http://ndt.oxfordjournals.org/content/26/6/1976.long

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