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Novel insights of overtraining syndrome discovered from the EROS study, 2019, Cadegiani and Elias Kater

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Andy, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/5/1/e000542.full
     
  2. Ravn

    Ravn Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Taking the search for sexy study names to extremes...
    Bother, they've beaten me to it! I've always thought ME, too, should have the word 'paradoxical' in its name, somewhere. Or maybe PPEM = Paradoxical post-exertional malaise. Or something.

    Anyway, it's a very interesting study. Some of the main points:
    • Each OTS-affected athlete had a different mix of triggers in addition to overtraining. So different triggers can lead to the same outcome. Sounds familiar...
    • One of the triggers can be excessive concurrent cognitive effort. Sounds familiar...
    • They hypothesise that the physiological processes which normally result in increased fitness after exercise do not work in individuals with OTS, leading to 'paradoxical deconditioning', i.e. the more you train the less fit you become. Sounds familiar...
    That reminds me of the recent McGregor PEM vs non-PEM vs HC study* where, counterintuitively, some findings for subjects with PEM lay between those for non-PEM and HC.

    *Thread about the McGregor study here: https://www.s4me.info/threads/post-...on-in-me-cfs-cases-2019-mcgregor-et-al.10260/
     
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  3. Amw66

    Amw66 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Can we put the Nottingham exercise researchers in touch with these ones?
     
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