Who is Marc Abreu, the Brazilian doctor who claims to treat Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and cancer in the United States
Dr. Marcio Aurelio Martins Abreu graduated as an ophthalmologist in 1985, at the Escola Paulista de Medicina, and soon after he went to the United States, where he worked as a researcher at several universities. There, he changed his name to Mark Abreu, with whom he works to this day — nowadays, he has a practice in Florida.
Working in ophthalmic research, Mark Abreu aspired to develop a productive career. However, the last scholarly article he published was in 1998, when he was at Harvard University. There, he wasn’t a professor—but he was a clinical instructor, kind of observer, still in ophthalmology. The information, by the way, was obtained by Fantástico from the university.
In 2000, the Brazilian doctor entered Yale University. And three years later, he announced the treatment for which he became famous among Brazilians living in the United States: the discovery that it would be possible to monitor the temperature of the brain through a cerebral heat tunnel, a kind of connection that goes from the brain to thin skin. between the eye and the nose.
After the discovery of the cerebral heat tunnel, Mark Abreu began working on the equipment he had invented to cause signals in the brain. Something, he says, would activate the heat shock proteins with the help of some kind of superheated tube. This, he said, would make diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, and even cancer regress.
However, it was impossible to understand how the treatment worked.. One reason for this is that Mark Abreu hasn’t published articles about his discovery since he started working on the treatment seven years ago. He has only given lectures at conferences. And for science, ideas that are not presented to society in publications seem to have no truth. However, the Brazilian sells the treatment as if it has been studied and dated with the results of many patients.
For patients, it’s even worse. In messaging applications and social networks There are many reports of ineffective treatments with Mark Abreu. Those who sold houses and cars, crowdfunded, demanded loans, traveled to the clinic, and did not get a result. he He even paid R$200,000 to some of them.
Former Yale professor and visiting professor Louise Alucio believes that if Mark Abreu attempts to offer the service in Brazil, he will need to prove its effectiveness. Without this need, he continues to provide treatment in the United States.
“If it had been the case here in Brazil, the legislation would have required greater clarity in the information about what is being provided to the population potentially consuming the service, on the website itself, on the professional website here in Brazil, we would have had more more information and more Out of caution,” he explained.
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In Florida, a Brazilian doctor provides treatment without scientific evidence for the amount of R$200,000
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