Diet-wise, the health-conscious have a number of diet fads to consider: ketogenic, macrobiotic, gluten-free.
But what about breast milk? New York Magazine spoke with some adult men Wednesday who insist drinking human breast milk for purported health benefits is not gross at all.
“It gives me incredible energy I don’t get from other food and drinks,’’ a Queens resident who only gave the magazine his first name ‘Anthony,’ said, noting he often buys the drinks from online suppliers for about $2.50 an ounce.
But doctors are skeptical about the trend, noting the inherent danger in ordering human fluids for consumption from what the magazine found to be a highly unregulated industry:
Certain studies have suggested that a compound in breast milk could help fight cancer cells, and researchers are exploring other possibilities for medical use. Mainstream medicine, though, has typically been skeptical of adults drinking breast milk. "This is quite bizarre, completely anecdotal and probably complete bunkum,” said an Oxford pharmacology professor and cancer specialist whom The Telegraph asked about adult cancer patients drinking breast milk. "It probably won't do any harm, but it's unlikely to do any good either.”