The personal blog of Peter Attia, M.D.

How you move defines how you live

How you move defines how you live
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My clinical interest is longevity, which is a function of lifespan and healthspan; In math parlance, longevity = (lifespan, healthspan). Lifespan is pretty easy to define. It’s the number of years you live. Healthspan is intuitively obvious, but a bit harder to define. ...

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When does heart disease begin (and what this tells us about prevention)?

When does heart disease begin (and what this tells us about prevention)?
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I know, I know, I said I was going to limit things to one post per year, but the last one doesn’t really count and while the year isn’t even half over I’m ...

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2016 update

2016 update
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Yes, I know, I haven’t written a blog post since ‘nam. Unfortunately (for anyone looking to read a new one) I’m not about to start now. But…I do have two things to offer in the place of treatises on cholesterol (yes, I know, I didn’t finish the Straight Dope series), insulin resistance, hypothyroidism, ...

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Random finding (plus pi)

Random finding (plus pi)
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The best part of parenting (so far)? Helping your kids overcome things you struggled with. It’s at least in the top 5.

Last Saturday my daughter came home from dance class—something she normally loves—and seemed upset. A bit of prodding led to the cause: a girl in her dance class told ...

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I have an idea…

I have an idea…
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You might not realize this from my dearth of blog posts over the past year, but I do miss blogging. I’ve got a few dozen ideas for great posts, in large part reflecting the ever-evolving nature of my understanding of nutrition and health, and a few other tie-in topics ...

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My experience with exogenous ketones

My experience with exogenous ketones
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Last year I wrote a couple of posts on the nuances and complexities of ketosis, with an emphasis on nutritional ketosis (but some discussion of other states of ketosis—starvation ketosis and diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA). To understand this post, you’ll want to at least be familiar with ...

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