Nutritional assessment among adult patients with suspected or confirmed active tuberculosis disease in rural India.

PloS one, Volume: 15, Issue: 5
May 22, 2020
Elaine A Yu EA, Julia L Finkelstein JL, Patsy M Brannon PM, Wesley Bonam W, David G Russell DG, Marshall J Glesby MJ, Saurabh Mehta S

Our study goal was to evaluate a set of nutritional indicators among adults with confirmed or suspected active tuberculosis disease in southern India, given the limited literature on this topic. Study objectives were to assess the: I) double burden of malnutrition at individual and population levels; II) relative performance of anthropometric indicators (body mass index, waist circumference) in diabetes screening; and III) associations between vitamin D and metabolic abnormalities.