Cranberry Stops E.coli Adhesion, Preventing UTIs

Cranberry Stops E.coli Adhesion, Preventing UTIs

Each year, urinary tract infections (UTIs) account for >11 million doctor visits in the USA and 2 million doctor visits in France and 3.5 million antimicrobial prescriptions.1,2 Escherichia coli, the major pathogen involved in these infections, has developed new mechanisms of resistance against ß-lactams and fluoroquinolones which are commonly used to treat UTIs. The effectiveness of cranberry proanthocyanidins and cranberry beverages against antibiotic-resistant E. coli has been described in a number of studies.

Modern Medicine – June/July 2018