A 36-year-old male asked:
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is cranberry juice still considered good for the kidneys? i find it distasteful.

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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Cranberry OK.: It has some mild benefit in preventing urinary tract infection. Since you are a male it is probably a wast of your time and money in addition to being distasteful.
Answered on Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No better than water: Recent sicientific studies done in a randomized fashion with placebo control showed no benefit from cranberry juice or pills in reducing the frequency of bladder infections. Do not feel bad about stopping it!
Answered on Apr 30, 2015
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