Vitamin A and zinc improve tuberculosis treatment

A double-blind, placebo-controlled study of vitamin A and zinc supplementation in persons with tuberculosis in Indonesia: effects on clinical response and nutritional status

This study investigated whether vitamin A and zinc supplementation increases the efficacy of antituberculosis treatment.
80 patients with tuberculosis were divided into 2 groups: one group received vitamin A and zinc daily for 6 months. The second group received no supplementation.
Additionally, both groups were given the standard treatment for tuberculosis.
The results showed that vitamin A and zinc supplementation improved the efficacy of the tuberculosis treatment, eventually leading to the recovery of the patients.

Further details can be found in the study.
Karyadi E, West CE, Schultink W, Nelwan RH, Gross R, Amin Z, Dolmans WM, Schlebusch H, van der Meer JW.
A double-blind, placebo-controlled study of vitamin A and zinc supplementation in persons with tuberculosis in Indonesia: effects on clinical response and nutritional status.
Am J Clin Nutr. 2002 Apr;75(4):720-7.



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