A 26-year-old male asked:
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is it true that cranberry juice is good for the kidneys?

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Dr. Imran Dosani
20 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
UTI : It is sometimes considered in the setting of recurrent uti. Though its efficacy is not proven in clinical studies.
Answered on Mar 30, 2013
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Uncertain: Native Americans used Cranberries for bladder & renal conditions. Cranberries contain proanthyocyanidins (PACs) which can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's. They also have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & anti-carcinogenic effects.
Answered on Oct 31, 2015

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