Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Knackered Nerves: Do Low BDNF Levels Spell Nerve Exhaustion in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

The researchers probably suspected the MS patients would have abnormal BDNF
​ [Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor]​
levels given the amount of neuronal destruction present, but no one suspected what they found in the ME/CFS patients.  Both the MS and the ME/CFS patients' BDNF levels were a paltry 25% of those found in the healthy controls. This highly significant finding (p<.001) suggested, of course, that a key factor in neuron repair was hardly present in either group.

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