Study Examines Possible Link Between RLS and Inflammation

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Study Examines Possible Link Between RLS and Inflammation

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A new scientific study by Leonard B. Weinstock et al. has been published in the January 14, 2012 issue of the Sleep Medicine Reviews Journal titled: "Restless Legs Syndrome - Theoretical roles of inflammatory and immune mechanisms."

Here is an excerpt from the study:

"The fact that 95% of the 38 highly-associated RLS conditions are also associated with inflammatory/ immune changes suggests the possibility that RLS may be mediated or affected through these mechanisms. Inflammation can be responsible for iron deficiency and hypothetically could cause central nervous system iron deficiency-induced RLS. Alternatively, an immune reaction to gastrointestinal bacteria or other antigens may hypothetically cause RLS by a direct immunological attack on the central or peripheral nervous system."

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