Rudolf Breuss (1899–1990) was an Austrian who maintained that cancer lives on solid foods taken into the body, and that cancerous growths will die if a patient drinks only vegetable juices and tea for 42 days.
Breuss stated that more than 45,000 people were cured following his treatment. He wrote a book titled The Breuss Cancer Cure: Advice for the Prevention and Natural Treatment of Cancer, Leukemia and Other Seemingly Incurable Diseases; according to a 1995 English translation, Cancer Cure has been translated into seven languages and has sold in more than 1 million copies.
A senior nurse for Cancer Research UK stated that they did not support alternative therapies that were not backed by scientific evidence, and that following a restricted diet such as Breuss's could cause malnutrition.
A 2012 review of cancer diets named the Breuss diet as one of the most frequently mentioned, but cautioned there is no evidence to support taking these "cancer diets" and that they can be harmful.
- http://online.rudolfbreuss.org/ retrieved 11 April 2010[dead link]
- Diane Taylor (2002-09-10). "Fruit cure for cancer?". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-08-02.
- Hübner, J; Marienfeld, S; Abbenhardt, C; Ulrich, CM; Löser, C (2012). "How useful are diets against cancer?". Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift. 137 (47): 2417–22. PMID 23152069. doi:10.1055/s-0032-1327276.
- Rudolf Breuss (1 January 1995). The Breuss Cancer Cure: Advice for the Prevention and Natural Treatment of Cancer, Leukemia and Other Seemingly Incurable Diseases. Alive Books. ISBN 978-0-920470-56-5. Retrieved 6 September 2013.
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