The 12th Invest in ME Conference, Part 1
OverTheHills presents the first article in a series of three about the recent 12th Invest In ME international Conference (IIMEC12) in London.
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Mitoprotective Dietary Approaches for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by JaimeS, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. JaimeS

    JaimeS Senior Member

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    Mitoprotective Dietary Approaches for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Caloric Restriction, Fasting, and Ketogenic Diets

    VERY interesting one, guys. Just a single-author hypothesis, but still!

    From: http://www.medical-hypotheses.com/article/S0306-9877(15)00318-7/abstract

    Abstract
    Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is an idiopathic illness characterized by debilitating fatigue and neuro-immune abnormalities. A growing body of evidence proposes mitochondrial dysfunction as a central perpetrator of the illness due to activation of immune-inflammatory pathways that burden the mitochondria. Under a model of mitochondrial dysfunction, this paper explores dietary strategies that are mitoprotective. Studied for decades, the cellular mechanisms of ketogenic diets, fasting, and caloric restriction now reveal mitochondria-specific mechanisms which could play a role in symptom reduction in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Future research should examine the physiological effects of these dietary strategies in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.


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  2. Kathevans

    Kathevans Senior Member

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    Diet seems to be one of the frontiers we have to cross because, let's face it, we often do feel better or worse depending on what we eat.

    I would have read the piece, but decided against spending the $31 to have access. Better spent on more supps just now!

    Though I will say, I'm curious. So if anyone else goes for it, let us know...:p
     
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