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Urinary tract infections: cranberries could act directly on the gut microbiota

Salicylate: this component, which is able to restore the composition of the gut microbiota by “depleting” the reservoir of bacteria that are harmful for the urinary tract, might be implicated in the mechanism by which cranberries prevent urinary tract infections.   Urinary tract infection...

Is the bladder microbiota responsible for recurrent urinary tract infections in postmenopausal women?

Why are postmenopausal women more susceptible to recurrent urinary tract infections? Is there an alternative to antibiotics, which give unsatisfactory results? To answer these questions, American researchers unveil a promising avenue: the bladder microbiota (or urinary microbiota).   Lowe...

E. coli urinary infection: from the intestinal microbiota to the bladder

Does Escherichia coli need to adapt when it passes from its intestinal reservoir to the bladder in order to cause a urinary infection? Danish researchers raised the question.   Urinary infections are very frequent, affecting one in three women at the age of 24. The Escherichia coli bacter...
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