Dr Sarah Steele, the author of a report into the unregulated sale of breast milk online
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What are the risks of drinking breast milk?

Human breast milk being bought online by fetishists, bodybuilders and cancer patients is a danger to health, UK researchers have said.

The excess expressed milk is sold through specialist websites and social media groups.

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London said the milk was unpasteurised and could carry dangerous germs.

One of the report's authors, Dr Sarah Steele, from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, said claims that the milk boosted the adult immune system were misleading.

  • 18 Jun 2015
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