An extract of fermented wheat germ, Avemar, was developed during the 1990s by Hungarian biochemist Mate Hidvegi, Ph.D. Initially, Avemar was available as an over-the-counter dietary supplement, but in 2002 the product was registered as a medical nutriment with an indication for use in cancer treatment by the Hungarian National Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition.
“It is not like shark cartilage or cat’s claw or other such products, which may or may not be good, but which are not official cancer treatments. In Hungary, Avemar has become an accepted part of cancer treatment,” Dr. Hidvegi said in an interview. For example, the Hungarian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons has issued an official statement indicating that Avemar should be included in the treatment protocol for squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity.
>>An extract of fermented wheat germ has shown immunomodulatory effects in vivo and tumor-supressive effects in vitro.
>>Studies have suggested that the proprietary formulation Avemar may be beneficial in certain types of cancer.