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Effect of supplement with lactic-acid producing bacteria on fatigue and physical activity in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition Journal, January 2009
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Title
Effect of supplement with lactic-acid producing bacteria on fatigue and physical activity in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome
Published in
Nutrition Journal, January 2009
DOI 10.1186/1475-2891-8-4
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Authors

Åsa Sullivan, Carl E Nord, Birgitta Evengård

Abstract

Disturbances in intestinal microbial ecology and in the immune system of the host have been implicated as a part of the pathogenesis in chronic fatigue syndrome. Probiotic lactic acid producing bacteria have been shown to prevent and alleviate gastrointestinal disturbances and to normalize the cytokine profile which might be of an advantage for patients suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of Lactobacillus paracasei ssp. paracasei F19, Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFB 1748 and Bifidobacterium lactis Bb12 on fatigue and physical activity in CFS patients. Fifteen patients fulfilling the criteria set by international researchers in the field at the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in 1994 for chronic fatigue syndrome, were included in the study. The patients had high fatigue severity scores and high disability scores. During the first two weeks baseline observations without treatment were assessed, succeeded by four weeks of intake of a probiotic product and a four-week follow-up period. The fatigue, health and physical activity was assessed by the use of the Visual Analogue Scales and the SF-12 Health Survey. Faecal samples were collected and the normal microflora was analysed. Neurocognitive functions improved during the study period while there were no significant changes in fatigue and physical activity scores. No major changes occurred in the gastrointestinal microflora. At the end of the study 6 of 15 patients reported that they had improved according to the assessment described. The findings in this study that improvement of health is possible to achieve should encourage further studies with interventions with probiotics in patients with CFS.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Norway 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 126 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 33 25%
Student > Master 22 17%
Researcher 19 15%
Other 10 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 8%
Other 26 20%
Unknown 11 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 47 36%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 33 25%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 5%
Other 15 11%
Unknown 14 11%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 November 2016.
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