ProHealth me-cfs 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

Study Suggests “Bad Energy” is Core Problem in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

Travel Tips for the Chronically Ill

One of Our Strongest Allies Needs Our Help! Please read!

The Genetic Mutation That May Compromise Your Health - And What to Do About It

The Doctors and Mr. Hyde: Amy Brown’s M.E Enterovirus Story

Endogenous Pain Facilitation Rather Than Inhibition Differs Between People with Chronic Fatigue Synd...

A Run for His Son…and Everyone: An ME/CFS Parent Steps Out

ME/CFS Research Community Surprises: Submits Ten Research Center Applications to NIH

The Competition Stiffens: Prominent Researcher Enters ME/CFS Research Center Race

OMF's European Tour to End ME/CFS: May 26: Meeting with Tom Kindlon in Ireland

 
Print Page
Email Article

Study of carnitine activity as marker for ME/CFS mitochondrial dysfunction, recruiting in Australia

  [ 11 votes ]   [ 1 Comment ]
www.ProHealth.com • October 19, 2012


The ME/CFS Society of South Australia (http://SACFS.asn.au) has announced a clinical research study being conducted with its assistance by the University of South Australia’s School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences.

Study title:
"Assessment of Fatty Acid/Carnitine Homeostasis in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME)" Protocol # LC/12.8

The researchers are “in urgent need of volunteers” - both ME/CFS patients and controls - for this investigation to follow up on their previous research “suggesting that ME/CFS is associated with mitochondrial dysfunction and an impairment in the way that specific types of fats are processed for energy.”

The team will investigate “possible disturbances in the levels of fatty acids and carnitines" in ME/CFS patients. Fatty acids and carnitines are naturally occurring compounds that are found in all mammals and have an important role in energy production. Previous research has suggested that the levels of omega-3 fatty acids and carnitines in the blood of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome are different from those in healthy people.” (For background, see 'Administration of Omega-3 fatty acids plus L-carnitine would improve ME/CFS symptomology' by supporting efficient mitochondrial function, groundbreaking study suggests.")

The objective of this follow-up study - which involves taking a blood sample and breath testing - is to identify simple measures that might be used “as a diagnostic criterion for chronic fatigue syndrome.”

Volunteers can choose to take part in the blood test (Part A) only, or in both the blood test and the breath testing (Part B).

Part A of the study (a single blood sample) “is being conducted to investigate if the blood levels of fatty acids and carnitines are different in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome compared to healthy subjects.” Blood samples for Part A can be collected at any local IMVS collection centre (located throughout South Australia) at any time that is convenient for the volunteer.

And part B of the study (breath testing) “will investigate how fats are processed by patients with chronic fatigue syndrome compared to healthy subjects.” This testing will be conducted at the University of South Australia, City East Campus after all of the blood samples in Part A have been collected. (They will try to arrange assessment days for the convenience of participants).

Study participants will be reimbursed ($20 for Part A and $100 for Part B) for out-of-pocket expenses, inconvenience and time involved.

Participants must be at least 18 years of age and not be taking any medications or have any medical conditions that would affect the levels that will be measured (“note that most conditions and medications are fine”).

For more information, please contact Dr. Stephanie Reuter Lange via email (stephanie.reuterlange@unisa.edu.au) or call +61 8 8302 1872.

To read a PDF Participant Information Sheet and Consent Form click here.




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
B-12 Extreme™ Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Energy NADH™ 12.5mg

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments Post a Comment

Levocarnitine and Omegas
Posted by: PaulineB
Oct 24, 2012
I find this extremely fascinating as my son with CFS is doing much better since being on Levocarnitine supplement (Rx) + Vayarin (Rx Omega). We are in the U.S. Not a cure, but definitely helps a lot! Hopefully this study will help many other people.
Reply Reply
 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

MitoQ® MitoQ®
Powerful Antioxidant Support to Mitochondria
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™
The B-12 Your Brain Needs for Detox & Sharpness
B-12 Extreme™ B-12 Extreme™
The Most Potent Vitamin B-12 on Earth

Natural Remedies

Running on Empty? Fuel Up with NADH Running on Empty? Fuel Up with NADH
Help for Soreness and Swelling: What Do Silkworms Have to Do With It? Help for Soreness and Swelling: What Do Silkworms Have to Do With It?
Ubiquinol - A More Advanced Form of the Energy Producing Nutrient CoQ-10 Ubiquinol - A More Advanced Form of the Energy Producing Nutrient CoQ-10
Can Glycine + Amino Acids Be the Secret to Deep, Rejuvenating Sleep? Can Glycine + Amino Acids Be the Secret to Deep, Rejuvenating Sleep?
How to Jump-start and Sustain Energy Production in CFS How to Jump-start and Sustain Energy Production in CFS

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