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Q & A From The Truth About Cellulite webinar with Peter T. Pugliese, MD
Posted: April 21, 2008
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11. Do you think certain foods or carbonated drinks make cellulite worse?
A. I believe there are two food that are bad for cellulite: one is sugar of any form, and the other is diet soda.
12. Does alcohol add cellulite or fat?
A. Alcohol is a simple compound that is metabolized more as a toxin than a food. If left to itself, it would be metabolized to acetaldehyde and then to acetic acid in the liver. Without food, it can not be metabolized as the citric acid cycle needs substrate (real food) to metabolize acetic acid. It is not food per se, but the acetic acid can be converted to fat under certain circumstances. Most people who gain weight by drinking alcoholic drinks are usually drinking beer or sweet, sugar-laden drinks. For women, a ½-ounce of alcohol is the maximum allowed per day. It has no relation to cellulite to my knowledge.
13. Does any of this have any relating issues with stretch marks?