Researchers from National Taiwan University Hospital and the National Taiwan University College of Medicine proved there is a link between cranberry intake and decreased UTI risk. The studies compared the UTI risk from taking cranberry products, placebos, or nothing.
Specifically, researchers found that women who get recurrent UTIs seem to be benefit especially from cranberry products.
And BBC News reported that actually drinking cranberry juice, versus taking a cranberry-containing pill, seemed to be more effective at preventing UTIs.
The infections occur when the urinary system becomes infected, most commonly the bladder or the urethra, according to the Mayo Clinic.
“What this is doing is solidifying what has been folklore for quite some time,” Dr. Deborah Wing, a UTI expert at the University of California, Irvine, told Reuters. “Finally, the science is catching up to what our mothers have been telling us for so many decades.”
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