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Giannaki, Christoforos D.; Hadjigeorgiou, Georgios M.; Aphamis, George; Pantzaris, Marios; Sakkas, Giorgos K. (2017)
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Journal: Sleep Science
Languages: English
Types: Article

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The aim of the current study was to investigate the relationship between restless legs syndrome (RLS) and cardiorespiratory fitness, body composition and sleep quality in a sample of adolescents. One hundred fifty seven volunteer adolescents (16.6±0.7 yrs) participated in the study. Sleep quality was assessed by the Pittsburg sleep quality index. Cardiorespiratory fitness was assessed by the 20 m shuttle run test and body composition by bioelectrical impedance analysis. The prevalence of RLS was 5.1%. The adolescents with RLS were found to exhibit significantly higher body fat levels and poorer sleep quality score compared to their free-RLS counterparts.
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