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Research on the lifestyle of people with ME/CFS

Friday 13 March 2009

SandwichThe Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics has published a research paper from The Netherlands comparing people with ME/CFS to the general population there.

Out of 247 ME/CFS patients studied, the main results were that:

23% smoked

32% had an unhealthy BMI

none had an unhealthy alcohol intake

a majority had an unhealthy food intake: 70% had unhealthy fat, fruit and vegetable intake, and 95% had unhealthy fiber intake

And compared to the general population:

significantly fewer CFS patients were overweight

significantly more female CFS patients abstained from alcohol

fewer male CFS patients smoked

The abstract of the research is available here:

Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: The lifestyle of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and the effect on fatigue and functional impairments

 


 

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