Acute infection and history of physical activity affect resting levels and response to exercise

Jammes and colleagues at Aix-Marseille University (France) evaluated 43 patients with CFS (18 of whom had previous high-level sports history and 9 of whom had severe acute infection) and 23 matched sedentary healthy controls. Their data suggests “the combination of two or more stressors might be the cause in later life of a persisting depletion of heat shock protein (HSP) production resulting in an exacerbation of oxidative stress.” (Journal of Internal Medicine, Nov. 24, 2011)

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