The personal blog of Peter Attia, M.D.

My pet peeve

My pet peeve
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A few months ago someone forwarded me a clip from The Dr. Oz Show where Dr. Oz and Gary Taubes were having a discussion about the merits of carbohydrate restriction.   You can read about it here.

Yes, I get it — much of this sort of TV stuff is for entertainment purposes.  ...

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Irisin: The magic exercise hormone?

Irisin: The magic exercise hormone?
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On January 11 an article was published in the NY Times Health blog section titled, “Exercise hormone may fight obesity and diabetes.”  The article reports on a recently published study in the journal Nature, the abstract of which can be found here.

The authors present research ...

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The insulin response (video)

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(YouTube link: http://youtu.be/1o31A0Ptc3g)

This video is part of the interview I did for Open Water Source, but most of what I talk about will interest non-swimmers and non-athletes. (See the rest of the videos in this series.)

Transcript

Open Water Source: In simple terms, can you describe ...

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Sugar 101 – How harmful is sugar?

Sugar 101 – How harmful is sugar?
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Any discussion on the culpability of poor nutrition as the cause of our health woes begins with a discussion on sugar. One of the world’s experts on this topic is Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at UCSF.  Dr. Lustig has great experience treating ...

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The Fat Trap, NYT Magazine article – thoughts and comments

The Fat Trap, NYT Magazine article – thoughts and comments
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On January 1, NY Times wellness columnist, Tara Parker-Pope, wrote an article in the NYT Magazine titled The Fat Trap, and many of you forwarded it on to me. This was an excellent piece and ...

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Revisit the causality of obesity

Revisit the causality of obesity
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My last post addressed a point that has historically (and currently) led to great confusion – the idea of what causes obesity.  In the previous post, discussing what I call “the great medical disconnect,” I wrote about obesity (i.e., unregulated horizontal growth) being caused by excess insulin, which ...

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