BY Professor Garry C Scroop,* Richard B Burnet†
* Visiting Associate Professor in Exercise Physiology, Department of Thoracic Medicine; † Endocrinologist, Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA 5000 email@example.com
"To the Editor: A recent editorial1 and article2 continue to promulgate and link the unproven concepts that patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are “deconditioned” and exercise is beneficial in treatment."
"In summary, patients with CFS are not “deconditioned”.
Neither their muscle strength nor their exercise capacity is different from that of other sedentary members of the community (> 70%).
We remain unaware of any incontrovertible evidence that the various “exercise training” programs suggested in previous articles improve either the physiological or clinical status of people with CFS."