The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York has published an article on Avemar on their website at http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/69418.cfm, with sections for consumers and health care professionals.
U.S. brand name Avé, containing Avemar, is also known as fermented Wheat Germ Extract (WGE), and code name MSC in much of the research.
Bottom Line: Fermented wheat germ extract has been shown to improve quality of life in some cancer patients.
Avemar fermented wheat germ extract was developed by Mate Hidvegi, a Hungarian chemist, in the 1990s. Avé should not be confused with wheat germ oil. Avemar is used as a dietary supplement by cancer patients in Hungary to improve quality of life.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering continues their article to describe Avemar research, uses, mechanism of action, warnings, contraindications, adverse interactions, drug interactions, literature summary and critique. They publish a reference list with links to 9 of the 21 Avemar studies which are indexed in PubMed, an on-line publication of the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health.
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