Alcohol as a mutagen


explains that alcohol acts as a mutagen, a substance that can cause mutations in DNA. It disrupts cellular processes and can lead to DNA mutations by altering DNA methylation and cell cycle checkpoints. This mutagenic effect of alcohol is particularly harmful during embryonic development, potentially causing significant and permanent damage to the developing fetus. He emphasizes that no type or amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy due to these risks 1 .

Alcohol and Pregnancy

Andrew emphasizes that ingesting alcohol during pregnancy is a bad idea as it can cause fetal alcohol syndrome. Alcohol is a mutagen that can disrupt cellular processes and mutate DNA. There is no evidence that certain types of alcohol are safer for fetuses than others.

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What Alcohol Does to Your Body, Brain & Health | Huberman Lab Podcast #86