In The News: May/June 2016

  • Despite the popular myth, cranberry juice won’t cure a urinary tract infection (UTI), state researchers at Texas A&M. Proanthocyanidins are the active ingredients in cranberries, but are only found in cranberry capsules, not in cranberry juice.
  • Many foods are potential sources for prevention and treatment of liver cancer, including grapes, black currant, plum, pomegranate, cruciferous vegetables, French beans, tomatoes, asparagus, garlic, turmeric, ginger, soy, rice bran, and some edible mushrooms, state researchers at Sun Yat-Sen University in China.
  • More than 15% of older Americans take potentially life-threatening combinations of prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and dietary supplements, according to a report from the University of Illinois.

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