Thursday, July 19, 2012
Category : CLINICAL EVIDENCE | Author : experts
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The general population associate cranberry with the treatment of urinary tract infections. Many studies have shown its efficacy, but currently, no health claim has been accepted by EFSA on cranberry and urinary health, mainly because of methodological problems. A recent meta-analysis, pooling 13 clinical studies and including 1616 participants, has just confirmed the protective effect of cranberry against urinary tract infections. The risk ratio of having an infectious event was 0.62 (95% CI, 0.49-0.80) for subjects consuming cranberry products in comparison to non-users subjects. This meta-analysis is one of the last pieces of evidence of cranberry’s efficacy that is for the moment rejected by EFSA.

Reference: Wang C.H. et al., 2010 « Cranberry-containing products for prevention of urinary tract infections in susceptible populations: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials” Arch Intern Med, 9; 172(13):988-96

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