Research – impaired cardiovascular response to standing in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Published in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation. Published online on 23 May 2010, ahead of print.

Impaired skeletal muscle metabolism is recognized in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). This study examined the relationship between skeletal and cardiac muscle function and symptoms on standing in CFS using magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and impedance cardiography.

Research paper abstract available here:


Professor Julia Newton and colleagues at the University of Newcastle are currently carrying out further research into skeletal muscle function in ME/CFS using magnetic resonance spectroscopy.


This work is being funded by The MEA Ramsay Research Fund.  More information on the Ramsay Research Fund can be found here.


The MEA has a new information leaflet on Orthostatic Intolerance (problems and symptoms related to changes in posture and prolonged standing).  This will appear in the May issue of ME Essential magazine, which is being mailed out within the next few days.  It can also be obtained by using the website pdf literature order form here.


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