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A new cranberry bioactive component that has the potential to control urinary tract infections (UTIs) has been identified by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and collaborators. The bioactive component, referred to as SSGG fraction, is found in cranberry juice and is purified from enzyme-treated cranberry pulp. SSGG was found to inhibit Escherichia coli—the most common bacterial cause of UTIs—from sticking to human cells in laboratory tests.

Cranberry Compound May Help Prevent Urinary Tract

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