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ME Sufferers Welcome 'Unreliable' Stamp On Exercise Report

Tuesday 27 March 2018

 

From UK newspaper The Herald:

 

Zoe Williams
Zoë Williams at home in Stanford in the Vale.
(Picture: Denis Kennedy)
 

ME sufferers welcome 'unreliable' stamp on exercise report

26th March 2018
©Copyright 2001-2018

AN OXFORDSHIRE woman who has spent most of the past 28 years in bed has welcomed the conclusion that a controversial study recommending she exercise more was 'unreliable'.

ME sufferer Zoë Williams was among hundreds who celebrated the new report finding that the conclusions of the widely-criticised PACE study may not be useful.

The governmented-funded trial, the results of which were published in 2011, claimed that 250,000 sufferers of ME, or chronic fatigue syndrome, should get psychotherapy or exercise more.

Ms Williams, who lives with her parents in Stanford in the Vale, said: “This flawed study has caused a lot of distress to patients, because it led the public, and even doctors, to think that exercise would help people with ME.

"On the contrary, patient experiences often show the complete opposite, with attempts to exercise exacerbating the disease."

 

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