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Oxygen is an odorless and colorless gas that comprises a major component of air and is critical to animal and plant life.[1]

ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

A 1995 study found oxygen delivery to muscles in ME/CFS was impaired and that there was a 20% reduction in oxidative metabolism.[2]

ME/CFS patients have lower VO2 max scores.[citation needed]

Studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2019, Peak Oxygen Uptake in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: A Meta-Analysis.[3]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "OXYGEN | definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary". dictionary.cambridge.org. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
  2. Natelson, Benjamin H.; Mccully, Kevin K. (November 1, 1999). "Impaired oxygen delivery to muscle in chronic fatigue syndrome". Clinical Science. 97 (5): 603–608. doi:10.1042/cs0970603. ISSN 0143-5221. PMID 10545311.
  3. Franklin, John Derek; Atkinson, Greg; Atkinson, Janet M.; Batterham, Alan M. (February 2019). "Peak Oxygen Uptake in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: A Meta-Analysis". International Journal of Sports Medicine. 40 (2): 77–87. doi:10.1055/a-0802-9175. ISSN 1439-3964. PMID 30557887.