A clinical trial is to take place to see if breast milk really is a cure for cancer
A clinical trial is to take place to see if breast milk really is a cure for cancer.
Could breast milk really be a cure for cancer?
An accidental discovery found that breast milk contains a substance called Hamlet that can kill off tumour cells.
A Professor Catharina Svanborg, from Lund University, Sweden, told the Mail on Sunday:
‘There’s something magical about Hamlet’s ability to target tumour cells and kill them.’
‘We were looking for novel antimicrobial agents, and new breast milk is a very good source of these. During one experiment we needed human cells and bacteria to be present, and we chose human tumour cells for practical reasons.
‘To our amazement, when we added this compound of milk, the tumour cells died. It was a totally serendipitous discovery.’
Seemingly the milk produces a protein called alpha-lactalbumin which targets cancer cells. According to the metro.co.uk
“Hamlet helps to get rid of the cancerous cells in their urine within just a matter of days and a trial is hoped to start in the future.”