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It's not in your gut

Chronic fatigue syndrome may have its origin in your gut

Nikita Puri 

For a long time, the origins and causes of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have been shrouded in uncertainties, and a cursory search on the web for CFS promptly suggests that the condition may be psychological. With no known triggers and a lengthy process of diagnosis, the condition which causes debilitating fatigue was until now rather mystified.

But researchers at Cornell University have now identified biological markers of the disease in bacteria present in the gut. In a study recently published in the journal Microbiome, the team describes how they diagnosed myalgic encephalomyeletis/CFS ...

First Published: Sat, July 09 2016. 00:15 IST