Restless Leg Syndrome - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/18/07

Restless Leg Syndrome

It's estimated that 10 to 20 million Americans suffer with Restless Leg Syndrome. It can effect both men and women leaving them with an uncontrollable urge to move their legs especially at night.

For years, some have suspected that it was a made-up disorder to sell pills on TV, but now, a report in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates this leg jerk is not all in your head. The study says researchers at Emory University have helped crack the code to find a gene that is responsible for f50 percent of restless leg cases, and that should be a huge relief to sufferers because experts say this finding could revolutionize new treatments.

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