Pregnant women often develop restless legs syndrome (RLS), however the incidence of RLS in this population was associated with ethnicity, age, and nutritional factors according to study results published in Neurology.

Study researchers analyzed data from a multicenter, prospective cohort study conducted between 2009 and 2013. They recruited pregnant women (N=2704) between 8 and 13 weeks’ gestation and assessed them for symptoms of RLS during 5 follow-up visits. Participation in this study was reduced during the course of the study, from 2554 at the first follow-up to 2056 at the last.

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