Breast milk compound cures cancer

Breast milk compound cures cancer

A natural compound found in human breast milk caused the death of bladder cancer cells, in research from Lund University, Gothenburg, Sweden; Immunology Professor Catharina Svanborg discovered the substance by accident while researching possible antibiotics in breast milk. When the researchers injected the compound into patients with bladder cancer, dead tumour cells were found in the urine.

Human breast milk contains a host of beneficial compounds, from important bacteria to immunoglobulins, lactoferrin, carbohydrates, fats, and whey protein that sustain growth and build the immune system.

Go to: The amazing power of Colostrum and Lactoferrin

The active compound found in the Swedish research is known as HAMLET (Human Alpha-lactalbumin Made LEthal to Tumour cells), was originally discovered in breast milk a few years ago. While the compound is made up of a protein and a fatty acid that are both found naturally in breast milk, it seems the active compound is spontaneously formed in the acidic environment of the babies’ stomachs.

While the Bladder cancer study was performed on real patients, in vitro studies have shown HAMLET can kill 40 different types of cancer, and the researchers are currently
studying its effect on skin cancer, tumours in the mucous membranes and brain tumours. HAMLET has no negative effects on healthy cells.

This is not the first time that mothers’ breast milk has been shown to have anti-cancer or survival increasing properties.

Go to: Breast milk extends life of prostate patient  

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