Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

Can blueberries help prevent a urinary tract infection (UTI)?

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  • A , Internal Medicine, answered
    Studies in Japan and China have favorable results regarding blueberries preventing UTI. However, there have been few trials in English-speaking countries. The studies exploring blueberries for UTI are currently considered too poor methodologically to yield clinically useful information. 
  • A , Internal Medicine, answered
    Like their cousins, cranberries, blueberries contain flavonoids that can prevent urinary tract infection. Blueberry flavonoids prevent bacteria that cause urinary infections from binding to the lining of the bladder and can even inhibit the growth of bacteria.
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