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Energy metabolism

Abnormalities in energy metabolism and exercise intolerance are key features of myalgic encephalomyelitis, whose cardinal symptom is post-exertional malaise. (more...)

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ME/CFS is marked by a significant decrease in the ability to sustain exercise and, often, to engage in it altogether. Exercise induces abnormal gene expression, bacterial translocation, lactic acid build-up, and oxidative impairment in patients. (more...)

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Staci R. Stevens, MA in exercise physiology. Founder and Director of Workwell Foundation, Ripon, California, USA. She serves as Co-Vice President of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Membership Committee of the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. She served a term on the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee from 2003 - 2006.

Stevens had (in her own words) a very well-controlled case of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) for greater than 20 years, which motivates her high commitment to advancing understanding of the illness and helping other patients. (more...)

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