The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York has published an article on Avemar on their website with sections for consumers and health care professionals.
Brand name Avemar is also known as fermented wheat germ extract (WGE), and code name MSC.
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. Av? 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.
The Sloan-Kettering Cancer reports that Avemar is used as a dietary supplement by cancer patients in Hungary to improve quality of life. Laboratory studies show that Ave may have anticancer properties. Results from some clinical trials suggest Avemar improves quality of life in some cancer patients.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering continues their article to describe Avemar research, uses, mechanism of action, warnings, contraindications, adverse interactions, drug interactions, literature summary and critique.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is located at: 1275 York Avenue. New York, New York. 10021. (212) 639-2000