New Study Says Eating Cheese Can Help Kill Cancer Cells.

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New Study Says Eating Cheese Can Help Kill Cancer Cells.

The gourmet world has good reason to celebrate, cheese is your friend again.

Around 4000 years ago people started to breed animals and process their milk. That’s when the cheese was born. Ever since cheese has been a staple of the most famed cuisines around the world. In recent years we’ve been led to believe some cheese is bad for our health because of what it contains. The fat, preservative, calorie-filled cheese has been shunned.

If you love your cheese there you’ll be delighted to know that your cheese habits may just be doing your body some good in a big way. A new study conducted by the University of Michigan discovered that the preservative, nisin, drastically reduced tumors in mice.

According to a new study by the University of Michigan, nisin — a peptide born from the bacteria Lactococcus lactis found in dairy products like cheddar, Brie, and Camembert cheeses and some processed meats — dramatically reduced tumors in mice.

The study, published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology,  found that nasin dramatically reduced cancerous tumors in mice after ingested, killing between 70- 80% of cancer cells in 9 weeks after the mice were given what the study calls nisin milkshakes. The “milkshake” itself was a highly purified and concentrated version of nisin, equating to about 20 times more than what usually occurs in food. Us human beings would have to take 20 to 30 Advil-sized tablets in order for the same effects to occur in us.

The researchers additionally discovered that the preservative does not solely attack cancer cells, but antibiotic-resistant bacteria, such as life-threatening MRSA infections, too. The study also found that there are no known bacteria that are currently resistant to nisin, groundbreaking study.

While these findings are truly groundbreaking, don’t start eating excessive amounts of cheese yet. Dr. Yvonne Kapila, professor at the university’s school of dentistry, said: “While promising, the results are small and in mice only, so it’s too early to say if nisin will act the same way in humans.”


Kapila’s lab plans to take these tests to clinical trials. Hopefully at the conclusion of her clinical tests, she’ll successfully find a natural and easy-accessible way to fight cancer and bacteria infections.

Nina Smith

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