Book Chapter

Metabolism in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Christopher W Armstrong, Neil R McGregor, Henry L Butt, Paul R Gooley

ADVANCES IN CLINICAL CHEMISTRY, VOL 66 | Advances in Clinical Chemistry | ELSEVIER ACADEMIC PRESS INC | Published : 2014


Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a poorly understood condition that presents as long-term physical and mental fatigue with associated symptoms of pain and sensitivity across a broad range of systems in the body. The poor understanding of the disorder comes from the varying clinical diagnostic definitions as well as the broad array of body systems from which its symptoms present. Studies on metabolism and CFS suggest irregularities in energy metabolism, amino acid metabolism, nucleotide metabolism, nitrogen metabolism, hormone metabolism, and oxidative stress metabolism. The overwhelming body of evidence suggests an oxidative environment with the minimal utilization of mitochondria for effic..

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