Natural honey helps as diet-mediated for tuberculosis prevention or treatment

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Author: A. Tavana
Date: July-December 2011
Publisher: Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd.
Document Type: Letter to the editor
Length: 1,289 words
Lexile Measure: 1700L

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Honey is an organic, natural sugar alternative with no additives that is easy on the stomach, adapts to all cooking processes, and has an indefinite shelf-life. [sup][1] Honey is a welcome variation and delicious addition to the diet and it is a builder food, packed with the things the body needs to build and rebuild itself. [sup][2] It gives a quick energy release, which makes it appealing as a breakfast complement as it quickly supplies the energy needed to start the day right. [sup][3] Tuberculosis (TB) also is a contagious disease. Like the common cold, it spreads through the air. When infectious people cough, sneeze, talk, or spit, they propel TB germs, known as bacilli, into the air. A person needs only to inhale a small number of these to be infected. [sup][4] Left untreated, each person with active TB disease will infect on average between 10 and 15 people every year. In 2005, estimated per capita TB incidence was stable or falling in all six World Health Organization (WHO) regions. However, the slow decline in incidence rates per capita is offset by population growth. Consequently, the number of new cases arising each year is still increasing globally and in the WHO regions of Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean, and South-East Asia. The human become sick when the immune system of body does not work normally and bacterium causes infection either endogenously or exogenously by Mycobacterium tuberculosis . Internet search for literature on effects of honey on M. tuberculosis was performed using a variety of search tools. Evidential literature suggests that honey has different sugars including glucose, fructose maltose, turanose sucrose, erlose, and different enzymes including lipase, amylase diastase, invertase, catalase, phosphatase, glucose, inhibin, polyphenol oxidase, inulase glycogenase, and different types of amino acids including serine, alanine, histidine, proline, leucine, glycine, threonine, lysine, valine, and pollens including phosphotides, lecithins, cephalin, photosterol, phosphatidylserine, and 6500 types of flavonoids and minerals...

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