Harvard Women's Health Watch

Does cranberry extract prevent UTIs?

Ask the doctor Q. I recently read that cranberry capsules donít prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs). Iíve been taking them for several years and seem to be having UTIs less frequently. Should I stop? A. You might be referring to a clinical trial reported in The Journal of the American Medical Association recently. That study, conducted in a nursing home, found that cranberry-extract capsules didnít prevent UTIs in women who…

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