Big Belly and Obesity Linked to Increased Risk of Restless Legs Syndrome

A new study shows both obesity and a large belly appear to increase the risk of developing restless legs syndrome (RLS), a common sleep disorder characterized by an irresistible urge to move your legs. The research is published in the April 7, 2009, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (American Academy of Neurology, 4/6/09)