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Living with TB

Smoker? Diabetic? Beware TB

The modern world has seen a resurgence in the ancient scourge of TB, and if you smoke or suffer from diabetes, you are at increased risk of developing this serious disease.

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs but can also damage other parts of the body, such as the lymph nodes, kidneys, and bones. Mycobacterium tuberculosis can live only in people; it cannot be carried by animals, insects, soil, or other non-living objects.

The role of diet in TB

While TB drugs are the first line of defence against this killer disease, a healthy diet rich in protective nutrients can also play an important role in improving the outcome.

TB and nutrition

Nutrition and dietary habits play an important role in the prevention and treatment of TB.

Vitamin D counters TB

Discovery of the molecular mechanism that the body uses to fight off tuberculosis may open the way to the use of ordinary vitamin supplements to help prevent the disease.

Soya and L-glutamine ups immunity

The importance of soya and L-glutamine in enhancing immunity should not be underestimated, especially in the treatment of HIV/Aids, tuberculosis, ME, and cancer.

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