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Cranberry proanthocyanidins and the maintenance of urinary tract health.
Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2002; 42(3 Suppl):273-8.CR

Abstract

One of the major health benefits attributed to the ingestion of cranberry juice is the maintenance of urinary tract health. Traditionally, the juice was thought to cause acidification of the urine resulting in a bacteriostatic effect. However, recent research has demonstrated that a bacterial antiadhesion mechanism is responsible. Proanthocyanidins with unique molecular structures have been isolated from cranberry fruit that exhibit potent bacterial antiadhesion activity. Little is known about the bioavailability and structure-activity relationships of cranberry proanthocyanidins. Data on how certain structural features of the molecules can influence bioactivity and bioavailability are reviewed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Chatsworth 08019, USA. ahowell@aesop.rutgers.edu

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12058985

Citation

Howell, Amy B.. "Cranberry Proanthocyanidins and the Maintenance of Urinary Tract Health." Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, vol. 42, no. 3 Suppl, 2002, pp. 273-8.
Howell AB. Cranberry proanthocyanidins and the maintenance of urinary tract health. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2002;42(3 Suppl):273-8.
Howell, A. B. (2002). Cranberry proanthocyanidins and the maintenance of urinary tract health. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 42(3 Suppl), 273-8.
Howell AB. Cranberry Proanthocyanidins and the Maintenance of Urinary Tract Health. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2002;42(3 Suppl):273-8. PubMed PMID: 12058985.
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