Evidence Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a biological illness

February 28, 2015 8:06 PM

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The researchers used data from two studies comprised of a total of 298 ME/CFS patients and 348 healthy controls to find 51 immune biomarkers in blood plasma samples that identify biological patterns related to the illness. Symptoms for the illness include extreme fatigue and reoccurring headaches. Over two million Americans are said to suffer from it.

"We now have evidence confirming what millions of people with this disease already know, that ME/CFS isn't psychological," states lead author Mady Hornig, MD, director of translational research at the Center for Infection and Immunity and associate professor of Epidemiology at Columbia's Mailman Sch...

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