In the field of stem cell therapy New York benefits from the Weill Cornell Medicine network of healthcare facilities. Our medical staff, clinical researchers, and professional team seek ways to improve the quality of care for our patients. Whether you have questions about stem cell regeneration, seek a stem cell transplant, or wish to discuss other concerns, we look forward to hearing from you.
This month, we discuss the importance of diet and exercise in promoting stem cell health as we age.
Extensive medical research indicates that adult stem cells play an important role in how our bodies heal and regenerate. Indeed, studies focusing on adult stem cells have started to look at how we can confront the inevitability of aging, or senescence. The cell quality in our muscles, organs, and other parts of our body generally declines as we age. Ironically, we need stronger stem cells at the very same time our bodies have entered this phase of decline.
A growing body of research supports the idea that a well-balanced diet and regular exercise regimen will promote improved stem cells as we age. We want our stem cells to have the ability to regenerate and remain strong as long as possible. Along with diet and exercise, some people may also take nutritional supplements if recommended by their physician.
We want to maintain healthy stem cells because they are already within our bodies and can keep us strong and healthy. Unlike immunosuppressive drugs that our bodies may reject or that may have other side effects, stem cells from within our body should grow without our body rejecting them. Healthy stem cells have the benefit of becoming different types of cells when they divide. As research continues, scientists have started to investigate if there are ways to have stem cells become a specific type of cell when they divide to address certain medical situations.
Lab research has shown that muscle mass will regenerate when some animals are exposed to a moderate exercise regimen. As doctors focus their studies on the negative health effects of diets rich in refined carbohydrates and sugars, they have found that maintaining lower blood sugar levels is important for your stem cell health. Those with diabetes who treat it early may also benefit from increased stem cells. Thus, as we age, our efforts so engage in a healthy diet and some sustained level of physical activity should help our stem cells regenerate.
Expect additional research in the coming years.
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