Cranberry extracts may help combat superbugs, finds study

By Times Of India on 30 May 2019
NEW DELHI: Cranberry extracts can make disease-causing bacteria more sensitive to lower doses of antibiotics, according to a study that may help counter the global threat of superbugs.

The spread of antibiotic resistance worldwide is undermining decades of progress in fighting bacterial infections. Cranberries are highly sought after for their tangy taste and the antioxidants they contain. The study provides evidence that they could also help in the fight against bacteria. When treated with molecules derived from cranberries, pathogenic bacteria become more sensitive to lower doses of antibiotics and prevent resistance to the antibiotics.