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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Vegetarian diet increases the risk of tuberculosis

This study was published in Thorax 1995;50:175-180

Study title and authors:
Vegetarian diet as a risk factor for tuberculosis in immigrant south London Asians.
D P Strachan, K J Powell, A Thaker, F J Millard, J D Maxwell
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This study investigated the association between a vegetarian diet and tuberculosis. The study included 56 cases of tuberculosis who were compared with 100 control subjects.

The study found that vegetarians had a 750% increased risk of tuberculosis compared to those who consumed meat or fish on a daily basis.

Strachan concludes: "These results indicate that a vegetarian diet is an independent risk factor for tuberculosis in immigrant Asians".