HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Cranberry juice may reduce risk of female urinary tract infections

The tangy flavor of cranberries could make life just a little sweeter for some. Drinking cranberry juice on a regular basis may help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in some women, according to a review article in the May 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, now available online.

Cranberries contain two compounds that keep infection-causing bacteria from adhering to the lining of the urinary tract. Whether provided in juice or tablet form, the contents of the berries have been the subject of clinical study since 1966 in association with urinary tract infections and bacteriuria (the existence of bacteria in the urine). The review noted, however, that limitations in many of the studies conducted, such as small size, short duration, or use of a wide variety of cranberry products and dosing levels, make the results difficult to assess and compare.

The group most likely to reap benefits from regular doses of cranberry juice or tablets is sexually active adult women with recurring UTIs, who may experience a 50 percent drop in infection rates, according to some findings. Cranberry juice's value in treating already-established cases of UTI is unknown, as most studies have focused on its ability to prevent infection.

The appeal of cranberry juice as a potential preventative of UTI lies not just in its taste and familiarity, though, according to lead author Dr. Raul Raz of Haemek Medical Center in Afula, Israel. "It is a natural tendency to take 'natural products' instead of antibiotics, not only for UTI. I believe that if good clinical studies are conducted showing a beneficial effect of cranberries in UTI, physicians will also recommend using it," Dr. Raz said.

If more controlled studies of cranberries' effect on UTI do take place, Dr. Raz believes they should be varied. "In general, we need more clinical studies with different population groups, different dosages, and comparison between juice and capsules," he said.
'"/>

Contact: Jeff Minerd
jminerd@idsociety.org
703-299-0412
Infectious Diseases Society of America
28-Apr-2004


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Cranberry component linked to reduced stroke damage
2. Grapefruit juice and medication can be a dangerous mix
3. Orange juice fortified with plant sterols found to lower bad cholesterol in healthy volunteers
4. Concord grape juice improved memory and neuro-motor skills in animal study
5. Study provides new evidence that cranberry juice may help fight heart disease
6. Colic in infants linked to inability to digest apple juice, but not white grape juice
7. Vitamin C may help juice up metabolism in older adults, offsetting weight gain
8. Glue ear could be caused by gastric juices
9. Charcoal and forest management could reduce greenhouse gas levels & save lives in Africa
10. Geodon effective in psychiatric emergencies; Sharply reduces time in restraints
11. Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... Lake Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June ... ... direction with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These ... tolerable intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can ... Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey ... cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can easily customize each ... Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn pictures into hand ... select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text in the Final ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned his Bachelors ... Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at Scripps Green ... hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity to train ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, ... at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health ... annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Any dentist who has made an implant supported denture ... of them do not even offer this as a viable ... costs involved. And those who ARE able to offer that ... cost that the majority of today,s patients would not be ... , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. and inventor of Implanova ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced that it ... (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing solution for people ... Roche is the first IVD company in the U.S ... assessment and management. PCT is a sepsis-specific ... blood can aid clinicians in assessing the risk of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition ... to their offering. The ... commercial environment for MedImmune to enter. The US ageing population ... to drive considerable growth for effective anti-influenza medications. The introduction ... considerably, but development is still in its infancy. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: