Ingredient May Protect From AIDS

Posted on March 13, 2009

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A common ingredient found in ice cream and breast milk may offer hope for women with AIDS. Glycerol monolaurate (GML) appears to stop the inflammation.

Researchers tested glycerol monolaurate in macque monkeys. They put the GML carried in KY gel in the vaginas of the monkeys; they then applied a monkey version of HIV.
Result: 4 out of 5 monkeys never became infected.

Glycerol monolaurate appears to stop ‘T’ cells from rushing to the infected area preventing the survival of infection.

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