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Dietary factors affecting susceptibility to urinary tract infection.

Abstract

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is usually an ascending infection caused by bacteria derived from stools. Since the bacterial composition of stools is dependent on the diet, it is likely that the risk of UTI will change with changes in the diet. Most data describing diet as a risk factor for UTI come from epidemiological and interventional trials. It has been shown in a case-control setting that frequent consumption of fresh berry or fruit juices and fermented milk products containing probiotic bacteria decreases the risk for UTI recurrence in women. Several interventional trials have found Vaccinium berry products to provide protection from UTI recurrence. Probiotics have not been able to prevent UTI in interventional trials. However, the lack of an effect may be related to too low a dose or to the use of non-optimal products in these trials. Limited data are available on the effects of nutrition on UTI in children. However, there is no reason to expect that children would be different from adults in this respect. In this review, we discuss the dietary factors affecting the susceptibility to UTI.

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    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 5000, 90014 Oulu, Finland. tero.kontiokari@oulu.fi

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    MeSH

    Adult
    Child
    Diet
    Feces
    Female
    Humans
    Risk Factors
    Urinary Tract Infections

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    14986090

    Citation

    Kontiokari, Tero, et al. "Dietary Factors Affecting Susceptibility to Urinary Tract Infection." Pediatric Nephrology (Berlin, Germany), vol. 19, no. 4, 2004, pp. 378-83.
    Kontiokari T, Nuutinen M, Uhari M. Dietary factors affecting susceptibility to urinary tract infection. Pediatr Nephrol. 2004;19(4):378-83.
    Kontiokari, T., Nuutinen, M., & Uhari, M. (2004). Dietary factors affecting susceptibility to urinary tract infection. Pediatric Nephrology (Berlin, Germany), 19(4), pp. 378-83.
    Kontiokari T, Nuutinen M, Uhari M. Dietary Factors Affecting Susceptibility to Urinary Tract Infection. Pediatr Nephrol. 2004;19(4):378-83. PubMed PMID: 14986090.
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    TY - JOUR T1 - Dietary factors affecting susceptibility to urinary tract infection. AU - Kontiokari,Tero, AU - Nuutinen,Matti, AU - Uhari,Matti, Y1 - 2004/02/24/ PY - 2003/10/01/received PY - 2003/12/17/revised PY - 2003/12/18/accepted PY - 2004/2/27/pubmed PY - 2004/10/30/medline PY - 2004/2/27/entrez SP - 378 EP - 83 JF - Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany) JO - Pediatr. Nephrol. VL - 19 IS - 4 N2 - Urinary tract infection (UTI) is usually an ascending infection caused by bacteria derived from stools. Since the bacterial composition of stools is dependent on the diet, it is likely that the risk of UTI will change with changes in the diet. Most data describing diet as a risk factor for UTI come from epidemiological and interventional trials. It has been shown in a case-control setting that frequent consumption of fresh berry or fruit juices and fermented milk products containing probiotic bacteria decreases the risk for UTI recurrence in women. Several interventional trials have found Vaccinium berry products to provide protection from UTI recurrence. Probiotics have not been able to prevent UTI in interventional trials. However, the lack of an effect may be related to too low a dose or to the use of non-optimal products in these trials. Limited data are available on the effects of nutrition on UTI in children. However, there is no reason to expect that children would be different from adults in this respect. In this review, we discuss the dietary factors affecting the susceptibility to UTI. SN - 0931-041X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/14986090/full_citation L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00467-003-1410-z DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -