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Office Workers Plagued By Metabolism, Fatigue Issues

Tuesday 12 June 2018


From Taiwan newspaper the Taipei Times:


Office work

Office workers plagued by metabolism, fatigue issues

By Wu Liang-yi and Sherry Hsiao / Staff reporter, with staff writer
Sat, May 26, 2018
© 1999-2018 The Taipei Times. All rights reserved.

Forty-three percent of office workers simultaneously experience gastrointestinal distress and chronic fatigue syndrome, a study conducted by the Taiwan Association for Lactic Acid Bacteria showed.

The study, which interviewed 1,068 office workers between the ages of 25 and 49, also showed that the proportion of people with chronic fatigue syndrome was 29.4 percent higher among people with gastrointestinal distress than among those without gastrointestinal distress.

Many people think that fatigue is only associated with stress and physical labor, association honorary chairman Tsai Ying-chieh (蔡英傑) said on Thursday.

However, gut microbiota disturbance and prolonged gut microbiota imbalance could create a negative chain reaction, leading to chronic fatigue syndrome, he said.


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