Restless legs syndrome is a common sensorimotor movement disorder affecting an estimated 15–20% of the general adult population in the United Sates. Several drugs and drug classes have been shown to either cause and/or exacerbate symptoms of restless legs syndrome. With the epidemic of obesity and the heightened awareness of the harmful effects of added sugars, the consumption of low and no-calorie sweeteners has substantially increased. We report a case where the patient developed restless legs syndrome symptoms with the use of a stevia extract–based no calorie sweetener. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of restless legs syndrome possibly associated with low or no-calorie sweetener use.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine|
|Early online date||Jul 21 2020|
|State||Published - Oct 15 2020|
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- restless legs syndrome
- Restless legs syndrome
- Stevia; obesity
PubMed: MeSH publication types
- Case Reports