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How can I keep my stem cells healthy?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Stem cells repair damaged cells throughout your body -- damage that can be caused by anything from sunburn to smoking. But as you age, you lose stem cells, which leaves you more vulnerable to stress-related conditions and less able to recover from damage to your body.

Keep your stem cells intact by avoiding the things that damage them:
  • Protect yourself from sunburn.
  • If you smoke, quit.
  • Reduce stress.

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