Dr. Tezcan Kaya works in the Department of Internal Medicine at Sakarya University in Adapazar, Turkey. He headed a study that was recently published in the May 29, 2015 edition of the Japanese journal “Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis”
The article was called “Relationships Between Malnutrition, Inflammation, Sleep Quality, and Restless Legs Syndrome in Hemodialysis Patients.”
Unfortunately for him, the study didn’t turn up the link he was hoping to find between malnutrition and RLS in Hemodialyis patients.
However he did state in the article that “RLS severity is correlated with inflammatory parameters.”
In non-medical terms, what he’s saying is that “when there is a higher degree of inflammation, there tends to be a higher degree of RLS.”
This completely falls in line with the formula I’ve been hitting people over the head with for the last several years:
“LESS INFLAMMATION = LESS RLS.”
Hopefully someone will pick up on Dr. Tezcan’s findings and do some further testing.
You can read the abstract from the study here: