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The Justification of Using Cranberry Juice to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

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Monday, 16 July 2012 07:38

The Justification of Using Cranberry Juice to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

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Monday July 16 2012

The Archives of Internal Medicine published a meta-analysis confirming the benefit of cranberry juice to prevent UTIs.  They looked at 13 randomized controlled trials that consisted of 1600 subjects and found that the subjects who consumed cranberry products showed an approximate 30% lower rate of UTIs versus the controls.  This effect was most notable in women with recurrent infections, in females and in children.

 

In the past, it was thought that cranberries were protective due to acidification of the urinary tract.  However, it is now known that cranberries limit the ability of bacteria to attach to uroepithelial cells.

 

This means that if you are a women and if you prone to urinary tract infections, make sure to increase your consumption of cranberries and/or unsweetened cranberry juice to prevent further urinary tract infections!

 

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If you would like to make an appointment with Moira Kwok ND to learn how a Naturopathic Doctor can help you treat or prevent UTIs (urinary tract infections) naturally, please contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or any of the contact phone numbers to her midtown Toronto, downtown Toronto or Mississauga clinics (found HERE) and she would be happy to see you for an appointment.

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