Study backing exercise for chronic fatigue withdrawn

But the original researchers say the decision is 'poorly justified'

A much-cited Cochrane review of exercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome is being withdrawn amid fierce criticism and pressure from activists and patients.

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The decision has been described by the original researchers as "disproportionate and poorly justified", is being seen as a victory for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) activists.

It is unusual for Cochrane to withdraw a review without the authors' agreement and unless new scientific evidence emerges for inclusion in an update.

Research into CFS — also known as