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Nutrition and Tuberculosis

Publisher: McGill University

Tuberculosis continues to be a major public health problem in low to middle income countries. Action on risk factors and social determinants of TB is now being proposed to complement the current strategy of TB control. Under-nutrition is a biologic factor whose distribution is socially determined. Under-nutrition impairs cell mediated immunity, which normally prevents progression of M.tuberculosis infection to active TB. Under-nutrition can increase the risk of TB incidence, as well as TB mortality, while tuberculosis can worsen under-nutrition. India, the country with the world’s largest burden of TB (including MDR-TB) also has the largest global burden of under-nutrition, which is the major risk factor for TB in India

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