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Restless legs syndrome tied to elevated CVD mortality among women

A study in Neurology found women who were diagnosed with restless legs syndrome were at a 43% greater risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, compared with women without the condition. The findings, based on data for 57,417 participants in the Nurses' Health Study who did not have cardiovascular disease, renal failure or cancer at baseline, showed the link was stronger when the condition was experienced longer.

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