Cranberry juice beneficial for women: Study

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London, Jan 13 (UNI) This piece of news may not sound music to the ears of men, but it will, beyond doubt, cheer women no end.

Drinking two glasses of cranberry juice a day can ward off flu, stops teeth from rotting and keep away bladder infections and stomach ulcers - but only in women, latest research says.

Researchers have proved that the red berry has anti-viral properties but the healing powers of the fruit only applies to women.

Cranberries contain a molecule known as non-dialyzable material (NDM) which coats some bodily surfaces with a Teflon-like substance and prevents infection-causing agents from taking root and having no effect on the good bacteria.

It was found that the berries can protect against bacterial invasion in the bladder and can also stop oral bacteria forming on the surface of teeth with reduced cavities formed in the mouth, the Science Daily reported.

''Cranberry helps to reduce the load of unhealthy bacteria, Helicobacter pylori, in the gut,'' said Itzhak Ofek from Tel Aviv University.

''In combination with antibiotics, it reduced repeat ulcers from 15 per cent to about five per cent,'' professor Ofek added.


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