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Bmj Usa: Letter

RAPID RESPONSES FROM BMJ.COM: European, not American, cranberries

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 19 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:E65
  1. Rainer Nowack (, nephrologist
  1. Private practice in Lindau/Germany
  2. Hale Center, Texas, USA

    This article originally appeared in BMJ USA

    Editor—I would like to point out an interpretational problem with the study by Kontiokari et al, caused by use of the word “cranberry.” The study was planned to further substantiate the beneficial effects of juice from the American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) for prophylaxis of urinary tract infections. The American cranberry is indeed …

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