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Women with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) start their day with unusually low levels of the stress hormone cortisol. While female CFS sufferers showed lower levels than their healthy counterparts, no similar difference existed among men.

Pelham Porter Staples
(719) 275-5261
1335 Phay Ave
Canon City, CO
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(303) 298-0222
1201 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO
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(303) 338-4545
11245 Huron St
Westminster, CO
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(303) 866-8260
2005 Franklin St
Denver, CO
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(719) 475-7700
5955 Lehman Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
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Graduation Year: 1972

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(719) 269-1422
1145 Ohio Ave
Canon City, CO
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Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
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(303) 837-7682
2005 Franklin St
Denver, CO
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(970) 249-6737
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Montrose, CO
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(303) 860-9990
1601 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO
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(303) 795-0890
601 E Hampden Ave Ste 370
Englewood, CO
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Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
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Clue to Chronic Fatigue

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By Lisa Marshall

Women with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) start their day with unusually low levels of the stress hormone cortisol, according to a new study by Centers for Disease Control (CDC) researchers. The study examined saliva samples of 75 CFS patients and 110 healthy control subjects. Samples were taken upon awakening, 30 minutes later, and an hour later, when cortisol levels typically reach their highest level of the day.

While female CFS sufferers showed lower levels than their healthy counterparts, no similar difference existed among men. The study (in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism) is the latest to point to a dampened “fight-or-flight” response among those with CFS. Previous research suggested it could in some cases be a physiological adaptation to physical or emotional trauma in childhood. “Accumulated stress over their lifetime may have had a muting effect on their stress response,” explains lead researcher William Reeves, MD. He says more research is underway, but the cortisol study offers clues into what causes CFS, how to diagnose and treat it, and why women are four times more likely to get it.

Author: Lisa Marshall

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