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One Major Effect of Drinking Cranberry Juice, New Study Says

For years, you've probably heard that cranberry juice is good for your urinary health ( which is true ), or even that it's beneficial to your gut health (also demonstrated to be accurate). Now, an intriguing study has uncovered yet another advantage of drinking the juice of this tart little berry. Keep reading—this might make you smile. A study published June 28 in the peer-reviewed journal Beverages found, to put it scientifically, that "Polyphenols in edible berries and tea plant ( Camellia sinensis ) suppressed virulence factors of oral pathogens." To break that down, a team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago's School of Dentistry has found that juice from some berries that are high in antioxidants, such as cranberry juice, may inhibit the growth of bacteria that cause tooth decay. RELATED:  Popular Costco Foods That Are Making You Gain Weight, Say Dietitians Specifically, the team set out to see whether there was any effect on pedia