Oxidative Stress

Michael Maes et al provided evidence from a study of 56 patients with ME/CFS and 37 healthy oxidative-stresscontrols that plasma peroxide concentrations in the blood were higher in patients than controls. There was also a trend toward higher levels of a lipoprotein called oxLDL in patients compared to controls. Using both measures, the investigators could distinguish cases from controls and hypothesized that ME/CFS is characterized by increased oxidative stress based on these measurements and other published studies. (Medical Science Monitor, Apr. 1, 2011)

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