Macronutrient supplementation to HIV and TB patients during treatment

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In low-income countries, undernutrition and infectious diseases are major health problems. Their coexistence is partly due to poverty being an important determinant of both problems, but also due to the two-way causal interactions between nutritional deciencies and infections, whereby infections exacerbate nutritional deciencies, which in turn increase infectious disease morbidity and mortality. Most research has been conducted on the relationship between generalized malnutrition or micronutrient deciencies and childhood infections. Control of infectious diseases is now considered important in prevention of undernutrition, and evidence-based nutritional interventions have been established to reduce childhood morbidity and mortality.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNutrition and HIV : Epidemiological Evidence to Public Health
EditorsSaurabh Mehta, Julia L Finkelstein
Number of pages11
Place of PublicationBoca Raton, FL
PublisherCRC Press
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)9781466585812
ISBN (Electronic)9781351058186
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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