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New Research on What Causes CFS/ME by Dr. Kenny De Meirleir, MD,PhD

This is breaking news.... I haven't checked it out yet, but hear that Dr. Kenny De Meirleir, MD,PhD, spoke at a press conference unveiling histeam's groundbreaking findings regarding theillness called Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ChronicFatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). The presentationcovered the team's conclusions concerning thecomplex mechanisms of ME/CFS pathogenesis, a diagnostic test they have developed "for a major cause of ME," and possible therapeutic strategies.

Check out the slides of a CFS patient's blood compared to someone who is healthy:

http://www.mefmaction.net/Portals/0/docs//CFSDeMeirleir.pdf
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And of course they mention mycoplasma infection, found in two-thirds of CFS patients. This is something that Prof. Nicolson has reported as well.
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Predisposing Factors for CFS:

cellular stress
toxins
viruses
long-standing physical or mental stress
hormonal changes
bacteria / parasites
leaky gut syndrome
genetic predisposition
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Very interesting information and quite exciting.  This is what I would consider a huge breakthrough in research.  It's interesting that they mention long-term, high stress as a factor (as i've always thought stress played a role in FMS and CFS).  

Congrats as this is an important discovery and it's been a long time coming.  

**doing the Snoopy happy dance**
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