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She Blinded Me With Science Part XV: Understanding Alcohol's Impact on Cellular Repair, A Critical Insight for Achievers

Updated: Mar 15


By Deborah Westergaard, MD

Pain Experts



Alcohol's influence extends beyond the immediate, affecting even the body's fundamental units of repair and regeneration: stem cells. This insight is particularly vital for those striving to maintain peak performance and health.


The Science Behind the Concern

Recent research in the article, "Stem cells under the influence of alcohol: effects of ethanol consumption on stem/progenitor cells by Giuliana Di Rocco" has underscored the detrimental effects of alcohol on various stem cells—crucial agents in the body's healing and regenerative processes. From impairing stem cell function to disrupting tissue repair, alcohol's impact can be profound. To read more about this topic, click the link: Stem cells under the influence of alcohol: effects of ethanol consumption on stem/progenitor cells - PubMed (nih.gov)


Why It Matters to You

For individuals investing in cutting-edge treatments, including orthobiologic treatments, understanding these effects is crucial. Maximizing the benefits of these treatments involves not just advanced medical care but also lifestyle choices that support the underlying cellular processes.


A Call to Proactive Health Management

Adapting a lifestyle that supports cellular l health, including minimizing alcohol intake, could enhance the effectiveness of regenerative treatments. Embracing such changes is not just a possible investment in treatment success but also likely in health and vitality.


For a deeper exploration into this critical area and to discover more about optimizing health for success, Call us at Pain Experts for an evaluation of your painful joints!





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               Deborah Westergaard, MD

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