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PACE trial’s findings fundamentally challenged by a new study

PACE trial’s findings fundamentally challenged by a new study

Analysing PACE the way the authors originally promised to do showed that CBT and GET didn’t do much to improve self-reported physical function and fatigue and did not lead to recovery. Even the very limited self-reported gains in this unblinded trial are likely to be illusory because they are not backed up by meaningful gains in objective measures, such as fitness. The self-report gains also appear not to last. We now need biomedical research to pave the way for effective treatments.

Welcome to the ME/CFS Research Review

Welcome to the ME/CFS Research Review

Welcome to the ME/CFS Research Review blog, which aims to explain the most promising biomedical findings — and ignore pretty much everything else. So there will be occasional, in-depth blogs explaining the science in the studies, and what the findings mean. I’m Simon McGrath and I’m a bit of a science nerd. A long time ago, I did a biochemistry degree at Oxford University, fully intending to become a boffin. I even had the opportunity to do a PhD there,…

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