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Question: Are cranberry supplements helpful for men? Can they help with symptoms of an enlarged prostate, prostatitis, or urinary tract infections?
Answer: There is some clinical evidence that cranberry powders and extracts may be helpful for reducing lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) such as frequency, urgency and nighttime urination, in men with non-bacterial prostatitis or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), as well as in men undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. Two studies have also found cranberry supplements to lower blood levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA), and one study suggested slight protection from UTIs during radiation treatment . Be aware that men who are taking certain medications or who have certain conditions should not take cranberry supplements. Sign in to see the full answer >>