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Cranberrys Help Cut UTI Risk

By Miriam E. Tucker , ,

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Cranberries may be famous for their role in holiday meals, but they have an important medical benefit too: They can cut the risk for urinary tract infections (UTIs). People with diabetes are particularly susceptible to UTIs, which can cause a burning sensation when urinating. Findings from 28 studies involving nearly 5,000 people showed that eating cranberries or drinking cranberry juice cut the risk of UTIs by about a third. The studies didn’t specifically investigate people with diabetes, but some found that cranberries benefitted people who experience repeated UTIs. If you have diabetes and want to cut your UTI risk, sugar-free cranberry juice options are available.
Source: The Journal of Urology, September 2017

 

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