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This Just In: Cranberries Are Not As Effective As Antibiotics

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Urinary tract infections (UTIs), a delightful treat for nearly half of all women, call for many traditional and untraditional remedies, including cranberry products. ABC Local is reporting that, according to experts, utilizing cranberry whatever "doesn't work better than antibiotics."

According to the Archives of Internal Medicine, women who took cranberry capsules had four recurrences in a year. Those on antibiotics had less than two.

On the other hand, scientists know antibiotics can lead to drug resistance and suggest cranberry juice might still be somewhat useful despite its "lower effectiveness." Which means the choices are: UTIs that don't go away, or becoming drug-resistant to possibly life-saving antibiotics? Really? That's the end of the story?

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