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Metabolic Switch May Bring On Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Tuesday 14 February 2017

 

From New Scientist:

 

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Chronic fatigue syndrome seems to be caused by
changes in the body’s metabolism
(Photo: plainpicture/Caiaimages/Paul Bradbury)
 

Metabolic switch may bring on chronic fatigue syndrome

By Andy Coghlan
13 February 2017
© Copyright Reed Business Information Ltd.

It’s as if a switch has been flicked. Evidence is mounting that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is caused by the body swapping to less efficient ways of generating energy.

Also known as ME or myalgic encephalomyelitis, CFS affects some 250,000 people in the UK. The main symptom is persistent physical and mental exhaustion that doesn’t improve with sleep or rest. It often begins after a mild infection, but its causes are unknown. Some have argued that CFS is a psychological condition, and that it is best treated through strategies like cognitive behavioural therapy.

But several lines of investigation are now suggesting that the profound and painful lack of energy seen in the condition could in many cases be due to people losing their ability to burn carbohydrate sugars in the normal way to generate cellular energy.

 

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