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Typically cranberry juice is thought of as a home health remedy to treat urinary tract infections (UTI’s). Some recent research indicates cranberry juice may also promote lower blood pressure levels .
Let me begin by stating these study results are preliminary. More research needs to be conducted. The study, funded by Ocean Spray Cranberries, was published as an abstract and the results have not yet been peer-reviewed and published in a journal. Results were reported at a meeting of the American Heart Association in Washington, DC.
Placebo Controlled Study
The study was led by Janet Novotney, MD of the US Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, Maryland. During the eight week study, the 56 study participants drank either an 8-ounce glass of low-calorie sweetened placebo drink or an 8-ounce low-calorie cranberry juice twice a day. The diet of participants was controlled to maintain body weight during the 8 week trial. The research center provided meals to reduce va...
Generic Name: CRANBERRY (Vaccinium macrocarpon) - ORAL Cranberry Juice Powder Oral Uses
Cranberry has been used for preventing "bladder
infections" (urinary tract infections). It has also been used for decreasing
the smell of urine in people who are unable to control urination
This product should not be used alone to treat bladder
infections. It may not work, and the delay could allow the infection to
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Cranberries will soon be bursting on the scene, fresh from the fall harvest.
Cranberries have a rich history of uses for health. Cranberry poultices to heal wounds were used during American colonial days. Sailors carried cranberries on long voyages to prevent scurvy (vitamin C deficiency).
More recently, cranberries have been recognized to have the unique property of blocking adhesion of bacteria invading human tissue. This can help prevent urinary tract infections, complement treatment of stomach ulcers due to Helicobacter pylori , and improve oral hygiene by preventing adhesion of the mouth bacterium, Streptococcus mutans , to teeth.
But are cranberries healthy for your heart? Several unique properties of cranberries suggest that they do indeed contribute to various aspects of heart health:
Rich source of pectin - Pectin is a soluble fiber, the sort that binds bile acids in the intestinal tract and naturally reduces LDL cholesterol.
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