A new study has measured the effectiveness of Cranberry juice in preventing pediatric urinary tract infections (UTIs).
This randomized, placebo-controlled trial explored the effect of the consumption of proanthocyanidin - a compound found in large amounts in cranberry juice - on the prevalence of UTIs in children. After 12 months of follow-up, the group treated with proanthocyanidin showed a 65% reduction in the risk of new UTIs when compared to the control group.
Proanthocyanidin, the highly acidic component characteristic of cranberries, can help manage recurring bladder, kidney, and urinary tract infections because it prevents bacteria from growing. For more information, read the following report.