Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and middle-income countries.
This Evidence Update is adapted from Abba K, Sudarsanam TD, Grobler L, Volmink J. Nutritional supplements for people being treated for active tuberculosis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD006086. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006086.pub2.
Data on the effects of food or micronutrients on illness recovery are limited in patients with TB.
Evidence Update, Tuberculosis Series. Effective Health Care Research Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, 2 pp.
Should people on TB treatment be given nutritional supplements? Evidence Update, Tuberculosis Series, March 2009