The personal blog of Peter Attia, M.D.

How you move defines how you live, Part II

How you move defines how you live, Part II
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In the summer of 2009 I was preparing for a swim that nobody had ever done before. Marathon swimmers are always looking for a body of water that has never been swum by someone else. The span of ocean between Catalina ...

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Is Type 2 Diabetes Reversible at Scale?

Is Type 2 Diabetes Reversible at Scale?
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If you’re reading this, you probably know that I’m obsessed with longevity. But to really understand longevity, you must understand metabolic health, insulin resistance and, by extension, one of its end-results: type 2 diabetes (T2D). Though my medical practice does not focus on type 2 ...

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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. For simplicity, ...

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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 willing to ...

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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, and a ...

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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 her she ...

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