A consistent log-linear relationship between tuberculosis incidence and body mass index.

  title={A consistent log-linear relationship between tuberculosis incidence and body mass index.},
  author={Knut L{\"o}nnroth and Brian G. Williams and Peter Cegielski and Christopher Dye},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  volume={39 1},
BACKGROUND Low weight for height is an established risk factor for tuberculosis (TB), and recent studies suggest that overweight is a protective factor. No previous systematic review has been done to explore the consistency and establish the gradient of this apparent 'dose-response' relationship. METHODS A systematic literature review was carried out to identify cohort studies that collected data on weight and height at baseline and that used a diagnosis of active TB as the study outcome… CONTINUE READING
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