Cranberry juice for the prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections

Vincent M. Santillo, Franklin C. Lowe

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Abstract

There is widespread belief that cranberry juice can treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). There is no conclusive evidence from either in vitro or in vivo studies to confirm this. However, there is strong in vitro and in vivo evidence confirming the hypothesis that UTIs can be prevented by decreasing bacterial adherence to uroepithelial cells. For people with recurrent uncomplicated UTIs, routine utilization of cranberry products may offer an alternative methodology to antibiotic prophylaxis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-54
Number of pages8
JournalDrugs of Today
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Vaccinium macrocarpon
Urinary Tract Infections
Antibiotic Prophylaxis
Therapeutics
In Vitro Techniques

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  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Pharmacology

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Cranberry juice for the prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections. / Santillo, Vincent M.; Lowe, Franklin C.

In: Drugs of Today, Vol. 43, No. 1, 01.2007, p. 47-54.

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