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Cranberries & UTIs

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

NCCAM calls for supplies of cranberry juice cocktail, concentrate and encapsulated powders, with matching placebos, in Request For Information posted on center's Web site. Collected cranberry products will be used in "NIH-supported research, specifically (but not exclusively) for basic and clinical research on the role of cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) in the prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections." Request marks an initial step in cranberry initiative approved at NCCAM's advisory council meeting Aug. 27 (1"The Tan Sheet" Sept. 3, p. 4)

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