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Some Staph Infections Blocked By Cranberry Juice Cocktail

August 23, 2010: 12:54 PM EST
U.S. researchers who reported earlier that cranberry juice cocktail blocked urinary tract infections caused by E. coli bacteria have extended their findings to include a strain of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), a serious health threat. S. aureus can trigger a range of staph infections from minor skin rashes to serious bloodstream infections. One particular strain, known as MRSA, is a growing public health problem in hospitals, nursing homes, and other institutions because it resists most antibiotics. In the current study, healthy volunteers who drank cranberry juice cocktail or a placebo provided urine samples for bacteria culturing. Analysis showed that the samples from subjects who had recently consumed cranberry juice cocktail significantly reduced the ability of E. coli and S. aureus to grow in Petri dishes.
Terri Anne Carmisano, Ph.D., et al., "Cranberry juice shows promise blocking Staph infections", Presentation, American Chemical Society national meeting, August 23, 2010, © Carmisano et al.
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