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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Biologists called unexpected “culprits” of chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome, may he more common in developed countries today is not the product of self-hypnosis spoiled by human civilization. However, its causes remain largely a mystery to scientists. In the new study, a team of scientists from Columbia University in new York hypothesized that the important role this can play located in the gut bacteria.

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Chronic fatigue syndrome is characterized by feelings of fatigue does not disappear even after a long vacation. Sometimes this feeling alternates with apathy, depression, causeless fits of anger, aggression and even partial amnesia. Also CFS sometimes is accompanied by feelings delivering physical discomfort, such as cramps and headache. It is assumed that the cause of these symptoms is a condition in which a person constantly feels the pressure and can’t bring himself to relax. However, this may not be not only and not so much the pressure of external factors, and that there is a person inside — in the literal sense of the word.

After analyzing the species diversity of the microflora and chemical composition of blood in 50 patients who were diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, and the same number are not suffering from this disease, the experts came to the conclusion that the first was characterized by an increased number of bacteria of the genera Alistipes and Bacteroides. Although in itself this is no evidence that the causation, scientists tend to assume that these bacteria might somehow provoke CFS.

Their study, the researchers reported in the journal Microbiome. Experts hope that the results will more accurately diagnose the chronic fatigue syndrome and more effectively to deal with it.

That the intestinal microflora can greatly affect not only digestion, scientists have known for quite some time. In particular, some held in the past studies already show that bacteria in the gut can affect mood and level of stress of human beings and their propensity to some mental illnesses, including depression, and even IQ.


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