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BBC debunks YouTube videos promoting simple cancer treatments

Donkey's milk has no proven cancer effect - don't make an ass of yourself


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BBC finds 80 videos for unproven cures in 10 different languages.

YouTube algorithm promotes these videos through recommendations.

Professor Justin Stebbing, from Imperial College London, examines some of the claims.

Healthy diet is important - but juices or vegetables can't cure cancer.

Baking soda can be harmful - an Italian doctor was convicted of manslaughter for using it.

Creators and YouTube are making money from adverts.

YouTube says it is removing ads from videos that promote harmful health claims.

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Imperial College London (ICL)

Public research university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research

Justin Stebbing

Consultant Oncologist and Professor of Cancer Medicine and Oncology.

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