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Research Project: Plant Components and Aging

Location: Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center On Aging

Title: Cranberry juice: effects on health

Author
item Mckay, Diane - Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center On Aging At Tufts University
item Wilson, Ted - Winona State University

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/21/2015
Publication Date: 1/1/2016
Citation: McKay, D.L., Wilson, T. 2016. Cranberry juice: effects on health. In: Wilson, T.,Temple, N., editors. Beverage Impacts on Health and Nutrition. Switzerland: Springer International. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-23672-8_7.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Cranberries have long been used as a part of traditional and folk medicine. Most cranberry juice is consumed as a product containing 27% v/v with sweeteners derived from other fruit juices or other sweeteners. Cranberry juice contains a rich profile of phenolic compounds, especially proanthocyanidins, or PAC, that appear to be responsible for an ability to prevent bacterial adhesions within the urinary tract. Cranberry juice consumption may also protect against bacterial infections of the stomach and oral cavity, as well as cardiovascular disease and cancer.