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Can a 5-month pregnant woman drink cranberry juice to help her bladder infection?

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Dr. Sam Brancato
Urology 14 years experience
Myth: It is impossible to drink enough cranberry juice (or consume cranberry supplements) to prevent an UTI. Unfortunately this is only a myth with no medical foundation.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
I agree it doesn't work, but it isn't exactly true that there is "no medical foundation". High quality research, done at a time when some studies suggested cranberry juice just might help prevent UTI, showed that it contains substances that inhibit adherence of coliform bacteria to urinary tract mucosal cells. To bad it doesn't work clinically!
Feb 11, 2015

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