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is cranberry juice good for the kidneys?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Helps uti: The acidification of urine acts as a preventive for recurrent urinary tract infections. Use cranberry juice not blend which contains sugar. Another UTI preventive for common info toons is mannose which prevents e colin from attracting to the lining of the bladder.
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Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
No evidence for that: There is no good evidence that cranberry juice is good for kidneys. In fact, cranberry juice has so much sugar (even if it's natural or 'no-added sugar') that it's as bad for you as soda. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Answered on Nov 10, 2012

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