January 08, 2015

9:49 AM | Abdominal discomfort syndrome in a subset of ME/CFS
"The findings show that ADS [abdominal discomfort syndrome] is a characteristic of a subset of patients with ME/CFS [Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome] and that increased bacterial translocation (leaky gut) is associated with ADS symptoms."Right there. God does not build in straight lines.So said the study by Michael Maes and colleagues [1] looking at both gastrointestinal (GI) symptom presentation in diagnosed cases of ME/CFS and "the IgA and IgM responses […]

Maes M, Leunis JC, Geffard M & Berk M (2014). Evidence for the existence of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) with and without abdominal discomfort (irritable bowel) syndrome., Neuro endocrinology letters, 35 (6) 445-453. PMID:


January 02, 2015

8:19 AM | Vitamin D and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome continued
Hello again and a very warm welcome back to Questioning Answers in 2015. The year, according to a popular sequel, we were all supposed to be benefiting from hoverboards and wearing self-drying clothes. It didn't quite work out like that (although there are still 52 weeks left for such dreams to come to fruition).When we got adopted by a bald guy, I thought this would be more like Annie.We start the new blogging year with a few comments on a rather interesting, if disappointing, set of results […]

Witham MD, Adams F, McSwiggan S, Kennedy G, Kabir G, Belch JJ & Khan F (2014). Effect of intermittent vitamin D3 on vascular function and symptoms in chronic fatigue syndrome - A randomised controlled trial., Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases : NMCD, PMID:

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