India office of US Cranberry Marketing Committee held a series of informative and interactive sessions with leading gut specialists, gastroenterologists, and endocrinologists in three Indian cities . Cranberry juice is a complementary way to combat H.
New Delhi, India, November 22 (SRV): The India office of the US Cranberry Marketing Committee held a series of informative and interactive sessions with leading gut specialists, gastroenterologists, and endocrinologists in three Indian cities to raise awareness and share critical insights on the benefits of Cranberry juice for the prevention of H. Pylori bacterial infection and improve gut health.Dr. Jignesh Gandhi (Consultant GI & Laparoscopic Robotic Surgeon Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai), Dr. Amy B. Howell (Ph.D.Associate Research Scientist Marucci Center for Blueberry Cranberry Research Rutgers University, USA), and Sumit Saran, Representative of the US Cranberry Marketing Committee, addressed the sessions.In each of the cities, a senior local doctor was moderating the session.If not kept under constant supervision, these bacteria can progress from a perennial problem of acidity to a major problem like stomach cancer on the long run.The H. Pylori bacteria affect approximately 60% of the Indian population, of whom about 3% have active ulcer disease, with few of them causing surgical problems and one out of every few people having a lifetime chance of contracting stomach cancer.As a policy of care, we have about 50,000 patients who require triple drug therapy for a duration of 2 weeks.The issue is the long-term use of medication with poor patient tolerance, which leads to drug resistance and the H pylori bacteria taking an upper hand, making it a difficult disease to treat. I had the pleasure of consulting with the international scholar who inspired this study, as well as some analytical sessions.In a world where 60% and more people are infected with H pylori, a reduction of 20% of infection by regular intake of cranberry juice in conjunction with the current medical approach would result in a paradigm shift in how we should treat this underreported disease.If applied to our region, this study would not only affect the economics of health but also decrease the chance of stomach cancer in this large, diverse population, according to Dr. Gandhi.Dr. Amy Howell, Associate Research Scientist, Marucci Center for Blueberry Cranberry Research, Rutgers University, USA, said, At the same time as Cranberries, it has many health benefits, and it's why it is so effective at preventing H. Pylori bacterial infection. Because cranberry juice does not kill the viruses, patients develop no resistance to antibiotics.The natural gut microbe is also preserved.India needs a really strong reason to adopt this type of dietary regimen to prevent these infections, according to Dr. kater.Howell outlined that regular intake of 100 percent cranberry juice is a complementary way to combat H. Pylori infection, and that it should not be taken as a substitute or substitute for antibiotics. As more people become aware of the health benefits and taste of cranberries, consumption is on the rise.Cranberries from the United States are commonly available in dried or juice form in India.It can be easily purchased from major e-commerce websites or major retailers around the country.SRV will not be held responsible in any way for the content in this article.