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Health Research: The Cranberry Institute
Information about the health benefits of cranberries, including effects on the urinary tract as well as other areas of the body. Provided by an industry-supported organization.
Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) and Urinary Tract Infection
Describes project to support basic and clinical research on the role of cranberry in the prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections. Includes overview of what is currently known about use, efficacy, safety, and mechanism of action. From the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Bio-Vita: Cranberry May Inhibit Respiratory Bacteria, Too
Cranberry juice and extract may inhibit strains of Haemophilus influenzae, a type of bacteria that is a common cause of ear and respiratory infections in children.
Bandolier: Cranberry Juice Reduces Bacteriuria and Pyuria
Study in elderly women suggests that cranberry juice is effective against infections. July 1994.
Cranberry May Offer Protection Against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Study of cranberry juice and bacteria, with public health implications. Beneficial effect against urinary tract infections may start within two hours. June 19, 2002.
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