ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

16 Tips from 16 Years Sick

Fibromyalgia Fare Fit for All Seasons

Tangerine Oil: A Citrusy Essential Oil With Well-Rounded Uses

New Study Shows Artificial Sweeteners Lead to Diabetes

Essential Oils — An Effective and Healthy Option to Treat Headaches

Antioxidant treatment could halt neurodegeneration in early Parkinson's

Higher vitamin D levels associated with less severe disease in NAFLD patients

Krill Oil: Make This Omega-3 Supplement Part of Your Health Regimen

How zinc helps fight esophageal cancer

Everything You Need to Know About Black Cohosh

 
Print Page
Email Article

Canadian teen finds correlation with blood enzyme

  [ 51 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Source: Healthwatch • www.ProHealth.com • January 1, 1999


Toronto teen Dilnaz Panjwani, 16, has won a national science award for research into chronic fatigue syndrome. The Branksome Hall student was awarded a top prize at the Canada-wide Science Fair in Timmins for her work identifying a possible enzyme deficiency in the illness.

In simple terms, what the Toronto teen has done, according to the selection committee for the Manning Young Canadian Innovator Award, is discover a possible physiological basis for the illness. She has identified a “statistically highly significant” relationship between low levels of a blood enzyme called 2,3 diphosoglycerate (2,3-DPG) and patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. That particular enzyme is believed to have a strong effect on the oxygen carrying ability of blood. If her results are supported by further research, her discovery could lead to a blood test for the disease.

In an interview with the Toronto Star, Panjwani recalled the growing excitement she felt late one night as she began to compute results of a blood test.
“I just kind of looked at (the statistical printout) and I looked more carefully at it, showed my father and my sister and I got more excited when I realized what had happened,” Panjwani said.

“Being an athlete, I have friends who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, and everything they’ve worked toward goes to waste with it,” Panjwani said, explaining why she chose to focus on the study, which took more than 100 hours to complete.

Panjwani said her inspiration came from a 1971 report by U.S. researcher William Oski, who speculated that low levels of the 2,3-DPG enzyme in one of his patients might be linked to chronic fatigue. Panjwani used Oski’s passing thought as a hypothesis and, with the help of her psychiatrist father Dr. Dilkush Panjwani, she assembled a group of patients to test the theory. When her first group of 13 patients correlated her hypothesis, she got another set of 18 patients to replicate the results. The study’s parameters were guided by physicians from the Homewood Health Centre in Guelph.

She now dreams of getting a pharmaceutical company to back her in finding the cause of the low levels of the enzyme.



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Optimized Curcumin Longvida®


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Optimized Curcumin Longvida with Omega-3

Featured Products

Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%

Natural Remedies

The Guaifenesin Story: A centuries-old bark extract used for clearing the airways – now key to a popular FM symptom-reversal protocol The Guaifenesin Story: A centuries-old bark extract used for clearing the airways – now key to a popular FM symptom-reversal protocol
Complete and Natural Menopause Relief Complete and Natural Menopause Relief
Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance
Natural Relief for Soreness, Pain and Swelling - Putting Out the Fire Natural Relief for Soreness, Pain and Swelling - Putting Out the Fire
Three-Step Strategy to Reverse Mitochondrial Aging Three-Step Strategy to Reverse Mitochondrial Aging

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map