use of Exercise for Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

@article{McCully1996useOE,
  title={use of Exercise for Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome},
  author={Kevin K McCully and Sue A. Sisto and B. H. Natelson},
  journal={Sports Medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={21},
  pages={35-48}
}
SummaryChronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a condition that results in moderate to severe disability, the primary feature of which is fatigue of unknown origin. There is a lot of interest in classifying, characterising and treating patients with CFS. Currently, the two major theories of a medical cause of CFS are viral infection and immune dysregulation. Patients report critical reductions in levels of physical activity, and many experience ‘relapses’ of severe symptoms following even moderate… 

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