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Hi docs, would drinking a lot of cranberry juice clean up your colon?

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Dr. Mark Pack answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Cranberry juice has no effect on the colon.

Answered Mar 27, 2015

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Would not expect it to clean colon although excess cranberry juice can cause loose stools/ diarrhea. Recent studies show that cranberry ingestion can increase Bifidobacteria in GI tract & help to maintain other healthy bacteria.

Answered Oct 31, 2015

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