Drinking cranberry juice is not effective in prevention of urinary tract infections

A recent meta-analysis published in the Cochrane Library  evaluated whether drinking cranberry juice and taking other cranberry products are effective in the prevention of urinary tract infections in patients with recurrent UTIs.  The authors pooled data from 24 studies that involved a total of 4,473 subjects.  This systematic review concluded that evidence from these studies does not support the use of cranberry products for prevention of UTIs.  What do you generally recommend to patients for the prevention of urinary tract infection?

For more information, please read the article in the Cochrane Library.

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