Vitamin A deficiency found to be tied to increased chances of tuberculosis in people, study reveals
-A recent study conducted by Harvard University evaluated close to 6,000 blood samples who were in contact with patients (hand contact) of tuberculosis.
-Of the 6000 subjects, 258 developed tuberculosis and were compared to those who did not acquire the tuberculosis infection.
-As per the study, the risk of acquiring tuberculosis was 20 times more in young people aged between 10-19 years of age.
-The study suggested that people who were vitamin A deficient were at an increased risk (10 times) of contracting tuberculosis from those already infected with the disease.
-Findings were published in the Journal Clinical Infectious Diseases
Source: Journal Clinical Infectious Diseases