Obesity: a possible risk factor for restless legs syndrome

Yildiz D., Buyukkoyuncu N., Kilic A. K., Cander S., Yildiz A., Gunes A., ...More

NEUROLOGICAL RESEARCH, vol.39, no.12, pp.1044-1048, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01616412.2017.1376394
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1044-1048
  • Keywords: Restless legs syndrome, obesity, sleep disorder, depression, anxiety, DIAGNOSTIC-CRITERIA, SLEEP, PREVALENCE, WOMEN, POPULATION, HYPERTENSION, ASSOCIATION, HEALTH, RLS
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Aim/Background: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a frequent neurological and sleep disorder. Metabolic disorders are known to be related to sleep disorders. We prospectively evaluated whether obesity and its possible cofactors were related to the presence of RLS.