Scientists reveal the link between brain imbalance and chronic fatigue syndrome

Scientists have discovered compelling evidence of brain abnormalities and the immune system of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).

The findings, in one of the most rigorous investigations to date, begin to illuminate the biological basis for the disease that can cause fatigue. The study is the first to demonstrate a link between imbalances in brain activity and feelings of fatigue, and suggests that these changes can be caused by abnormalities in the immune system, The Guardian writes.

The study included only 17 patients and findings should be confirmed in a larger group before they can be claimed as a guide to new treatments.