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The personal blog of Peter Attia, M.D.

Welcome to a blog I’d like to read

Welcome to a blog I’d like to read
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On January 8th I’ll be “retiring” this blog and launching a new and improved one which hopes to provide much more content. More on that, below.

What started as a weekly email to a handful of friends grew into ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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), ...

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