New research suggest that vitamin D supplementation may decrease the severity of tuberculosis (TB) in infected animals.
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Vitamin D levels before infection may be related to risk of tuberculosis conversions, says new study
Using two methods to measure and diagnose tuberculosis infection, a recent study found that low levels of vitamin D are related to a significant increase in risk of conversions.
Recent research has found that sufficient vitamin D levels may be required in order for a specific protein to be able to defend against the tuberculosis bacteria.
Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection, which commonly attacks the lungs, but can also infect other parts of the body such as the kidneys and brain.
A new study published in BMJ Open has found that vitamin D status may predict the risk of relapse in people with tuberculosis.
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to tuberculosis in the past, with some research showing that vitamin D supplementation can help fight tuberculosis.
Maintaining sufficient vitamin D levels may help people breath better and may even protect against tuberculosis.
In a randomized controlled trial, researchers at Harvard gave Mongolian schoolchildren 800 IU of vitamin D/day for six months and tested for tuberculosis.
British researchers have found that high dose vitamin D can accelerate the recovery of patients with tuberculosis, in combination with standard antibiotic treatment.