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Will drinking cranberry juice reduce the risk of urinary tract infections (utis)?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: Cranberry juice decreases risk of urine infections caused by certain bacteria such as e. Coli. You can still get urine infections by other organisms.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Usually ineffective: Controlled studies in adults showed that cranberry juice has a modest suppressive effect only when ingested a large quantity. Certainly not for children.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Supposed to: Proanthocyanidins are a substance produced & contained by cranberries & are reported to reduce adherence of bacteria to the bladder lining & thus give a degree of protection against & thus risk of utis.

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