Cranberries do prevent infections
New research from Canada adds weight to the belief that cranberry products can prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Substances in the berries appear to inhibit bacteria that are frequently implicated in complicated UTIs, and to reduce the bacteria’s production of an enzyme that contributes to the virulence of infections.
The findings also point to the potential for cranberry derivatives to be used to prevent bacterial colonization on medical devices such as catheters.
“How Cranberries Impact Infection-Causing Bacteria,” McGill University, 7/15/13