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Tuberculosis

TB and Fats Antagonism

01/13/2011

Question:

Will the use of oils in food, carbonated drinks as well as cold ice creams cause irritation in the throat and reactivate the TB virus?

Answer:

No, there is no evidence that any diet or cold beverage is associated with reactivation of tuberculosis.

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Response by:

Catherine A Curley, MD, MS Catherine A Curley, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University