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Milk protein may offer cancer protection

October 6, 2012

The milk proteins may have anti-cancer properties, say researchers, after new in vitro tests reveal the cancer fighting potential of lactoferricin4-14.

The study – published in the Journal of Dairy Science� – tested the effects of the milk protein lactoferricin4-14 #Lfcin4-14# on measures of DNA damage in lab tests that exposed colon cancer cells to ultraviolet #UV# light.

Led by Professor Stina Oredsson from the University of Lund, Sweden, the researchers found that the milk protein significantly reduced the growth rate of the cancer cells over time by extending certain parts of the cell cycle.

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