Cranberry Juice Does Not Prevent Urinary Tract Infections-Another Medical Myth Bites The Dust

According to a report in Clinical Infection Diseases (2011;52:23-30), a placebo beverage fared better than cranberry juice in protecting against repeat urinary tract infections (UTIs) in 319 female college students presenting with acute UTI. The women were assigned to drink either eight ounces of cranberry juice or a placebo juice twice a day for six months or until another UTI developed. Although the investigators expected to see a 30% recurrence rate in the placebo group, the actual overall recurrence rate was 17%, with the cranberry-juice group experiencing a slightly higher recurrence rate than the those girls taking the placebo drink. according to a report in Clinical Infection Diseases (2011;52:23-30).

 

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One Response to “Cranberry Juice Does Not Prevent Urinary Tract Infections-Another Medical Myth Bites The Dust”

  1. amanda Says:

    What kind of cranberry juice was used in this study?

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