You Should Know

October 2017 Issue

Cranberries for UTIs

It is estimated that one in every two women experiences a urinary tract infection (UTI) at least once in her life. UTIs are more common for women because of their anatomy, but the risks increase for men over 50, particularly those with enlarged prostates. Most UTIs are caused by the bacterium Escherichia coli (E. coli), typically found in the digestive tract. The use of cranberries for UTI prevention and treatment has been around for decades, but is there any truth to the claims?

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