Wednesday, January 28, 2015

PACE trials Professor Peter White: exercise causes immunological damage in ME

PACE trials Professor Peter White:

"Finally, we found that exercise induced a sustained elevation in the concentration of TNF-α, which was still present three days later, and this only occurred in CFS patients."


"The causal mechanisms involved and the direction of the relationship between these mechanisms remain to be elucidated. Altered cytokine balance, for example, following an infection, may modify the threshold at which cytokine release occurs with exercise or activity, setting up a vicious circle. These processes could contribute to the postexertional malaise, myalgia and the central fatigue that characterize CFS (1, 2, 4)."

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