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Cranberry products and prevention of urinary tract infections

Ruth Jepson, Jonathan Craig, Gabrielle Williams
JAMA 2013 October 2, 310 (13): 1395-6
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CLINICAL QUESTION: Are cranberry products (juice, tablets, capsules, and syrup) associated with prevention of urinary tract infections (UTIs) compared with placebo or other treatments?

BOTTOM LINE: Cranberry products are not associated with prevention of UTIs. However, lack of association of cranberry products with a reduced incidence of UTIs in clinical trials may be due to lack of participant adherence, lack of sufficient active ingredient in the cranberry product, or lack of sufficient statistical power.

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