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Raisins Prevented Numerous Nighttime Bathroom Visits

Q. I usually get up several times during the night to urinate. I have noticed that when I eat raisins just before I go to bed, I don’t need to get up as often, if at all. Is there anything in raisins that might cause a decrease in urine production?

A. We searched high and low to find any scientific support for this observation. We could find none, but others have reported that eating raisins in the evening prevents bedwetting. We would be interested to learn whether other readers have had a similar experience. Please tell your story in the comment section below.

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Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies..
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