Monday, June 3, 2019

Cranberry Compounds Help Prevent Antibiotic Resistance - The People's Pharmacy

Both in test tubes and in insect models, cranberry compounds keep infectious bacteria from developing resistance to common antibiotics.

As bacteria develop resistance to an increasing number of antibiotics, doctors have been searching for a way to counter antibiotic resistance and increase the power of antimicrobial agents. This is a complicated problem, however. As a last resort, researchers have turned to bacteria-munching viruses called bacteriophages. On the other hand, new antibiotics appear to be far in the future. Could cranberry compounds hold a key against resistance?

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