Posted by Nicky Reiss:
Today the Lancet has published a study regarding "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" which is highly misleading. I would very much appreciate your taking the time to read the following press releases and publishing a piece in ------- that gives accurate information about the problems with the PACE study.
Patient groups all over the world are aghast at this new study - we all know from personal experience (as I assure you I do) that exercise makes the condition far worse. This study will literally endanger the lives of millions - especially vulnerable children who are unable to speak up for themselves if forced to exercise beyond their capacity.
This is the link to the Lancet publication: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(11)60096-2/abstract
It is crucial to note that the participants in the study were: "patients meeting Oxford criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome".
However the Oxford criteria are so vague as to include almost anyone who feels "tired" and do NOT account for people with the neurological illness M.E. as identified by the WHO ... Read more>>