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Are You Vitamin A Deficient? It May Increase Your Risk For Tuberculosis!

Are You Vitamin A Deficient? It May Increase Your Risk For Tuberculosis!

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

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