Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Times April 23, 2013: Scientists may have solved mystery of ME

Source: Ed Gallois
Hannah Devlin Science Editor Last updated at 12:01AM, April 23 2013

Scientists have found compelling new evidence for an underlying biological cause for the constant fatigue suffered by ME patients. The study revealed abnormalities in the muscle cells people suffering from ME which are likely to contribute to feelings of tiredness and the inability to cope with sustained physical activity that many experience.

An analysis of muscle biopsies suggested that the cells had undergone substantial changes making them less able to cope with exertion.

The finding shows ME leads to a cascade of physical changes right down to the cellular level

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