Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Significant abnormalities of acid build-up within muscle during exercise in ME/CFS

Prof. David Jones and colleagues,
Institute of Cellular Medicine, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK:

In novel studies at the University of Newcastle using magnetic resonance scanning of peripheral muscle in ME/CFS patients (a scanning technique which looks at the way in which muscle is working), significant abnormalities in the handling of acid within muscle during exercise have been observed.

It might be that acid build-up during exercise in ME/CFS patients results from reduced function of an important energy-generating enzyme within the mitochondria (the “batteries of the cell”).

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