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Is Your Gut Bacteria Wearing You Out?

Monday 26 September 2016

 

From dailyRx News:

 

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Is Your Gut Bacteria Wearing You Out?

Gut bacteria has been linked to chronic fatigue syndrome, Cornell study finds.

By Emma Fortel
September 23, 2016
Copyright © 2016 dailyRx® News Network, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Chronic fatigue syndrome has puzzled physicians for decades. New research suggests an unlikely culprit may be causing chronic fatigue—the gut.

According to a press release issued by Cornell University, researchers have identified biological markers for chronic fatigue syndrome in gut bacteria and inflammatory microbial agents in the blood.

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating disorder characterized by intense fatigue that doesn’t go away with rest, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition to fatigue, CFS can cause muscle pain, impaired memory and insomnia. There are no known causes for CFS and no tests for doctors to diagnose CFS.

This study is the first to identify biological markers for CFS. In an unprecedented study, the research team was able to correctly diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome in 83 percent of patients using stool samples and blood work.

 

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