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Cranberry for prevention of urinary tract infections.

  title={Cranberry for prevention of urinary tract infections.},
  author={D. Lynch},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={70 11},
  • D. Lynch
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • American family physician
  • Traditionally, cranberry has been used for the treatment and prophylaxis of urinary tract infections. Research suggests that its mechanism of action is preventing bacterial adherence to host cell surface membranes. Systematic reviews have concluded that no reliable evidence supports the use of cranberry in the treatment or prophylaxis of urinary tract infections; however, more recent, randomized controlled trials demonstrate evidence of cranberry's utility in urinary tract infection prophylaxis… CONTINUE READING
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