Brain Imaging Study Points to Oxidative Stress

Dikoma Shungu et al. at Weill Cornell (NYC) compared levels of various brain chemShungu1-300x224icals in 15 subjects with CFS (1994-Fukuda), 15 subjects with major depression and 13 healthy volunteers. There were differences between the two disease groups and healthy controls, but not statistically significant differences between CFS and MDD in the main analyses. In other exploratory analyses, they found that ventricular lactate and cortical GSH were inversely correlated, suggesting a role for oxidative stress in CFS. This study was funded by the Solve ME/CFS Initiative. (NMR Biomedicine, Jan. 27, 2012)

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