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Nutrition and Tuberculosis: A Review of the Literature and Considerations for TB Control Programs

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Washington, USAID, 2008

The purpose of this paper is to review the scientific literature on the role
of nutrition in TB disease, summarize key findings and knowledge gaps, and investigate related programmatic experience. The primary target audiences for this review are nutrition program managers in Africa and technical advisors in TB programs. It concludes with suggested approaches for addressing the nutritional
needs of patients with active TB, based on nutritional principles and experience.
Research priorities to provide the type of evidence needed to translate these suggestions into firmer evidence-based recommendations are also listed.