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ME Research UK's Breakthrough magazine - Autumn 2012

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Bob, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Bob

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    My favourite titbit was a small report regarding a study in Norway about gut symptoms :). I can't access the full article as it's behind a pay wall, but here is the abstract. I wonder whether they think it's the food directly, or gut bacteria/toxins? causing symptoms.

    Functional bowel symptoms, fibromyalgia and fatigue: A food-induced triad?

    Berstad A, Undseth R, Lind R, Valeur J.
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    Unger-Vetlesen's Institute, Lovisenberg Diakonale Hospital.
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    Abstract Objective. Patients with perceived food hypersensitivity typically present with multiple health complaints. We aimed to assess the severity of their intestinal and extra-intestinal symptoms. Materials and methods. In a prospective study, 84 patients referred to our outpatient clinic for investigation of perceived food hypersensitivity were enrolled consecutively. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) was diagnosed according to the Rome III criteria. Severity and impact of bowel symptoms, fatigue and musculoskeletal pain were evaluated by using the following questionnaires: The IBS Severity Scoring System (IBS-SSS), the Fatigue Impact Scale (FIS), the FibroFatigue Scale (FFS), and visual analogue scales (VAS) for scoring of musculoskeletal pain. Results. All but one patient were diagnosed with IBS, 58% with severe symptoms. Extra-intestinal symptoms suggestive of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia were demonstrated in 85% and 71%, respectively. Neither IgE-mediated food allergy nor organic pathology could explain the patients' symptoms. Nevertheless, malabsorption of fat was demonstrated in 10 of 38 subjects. Conclusions. Perceived food hypersensitivity may be associated with severe, debilitating illness. The comorbid triad of IBS, chronic fatigue, and musculoskeletal pain is striking and may point to a common underlying cause.
     
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    That is good to see online now - thanks Bob.

    Good to see GI research too Glynis (having the whole package)
     
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    Bumping the thread because this magazine includes some very interesting bits of research info.
     

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