2paragraphs: Last year the New York Times ran an article mostly debunking cranberry juice’s reputation as a UTI cure-all. Does the new study put cranberry juice back on the diet for UTI sufferers?
Dr. Angelo Luis*: “The study that we conducted, systematized the results of 28 clinical trials, totalizing 4947 patients enrolled. Our findings clearly showed the potential use of cranberries for the clinical condition of UTIs, since we observed that cranberries significantly reduced its incidence. Therefore, we suggest the use of cranberries to decrease the incidence of UTIs, particularly in individuals with recurrent-UTIs, avoiding the excessive use of antibiotics that could lead to the worldwide emergence of antibiotic resistant microorganisms.”
*Dr. Luis is the lead author of the study, “Can Cranberries Contribute to Reduce the Incidence of Urinary Tract Infections? A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis and Trial Sequential Analysis of Clinical Trials” which was published in the The Journal of Urology, September 2017.