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The personal blog of Peter Attia, M.D.

How to make a fat cell less not thin: the lessons of fat flux

How to make a fat cell less not thin: the lessons of fat flux
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I do still plan to finish the third, and perhaps a fourth, part on the “Ketosis – advantaged or misunderstood state?” mini-series.  However, a question I ...

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My Quantified Self, Part I

My Quantified Self, Part I
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A few weeks ago I gave a presentation at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) in Pensacola, Florida.  Ken Ford, the CEO and Founder of IHMC, is a remarkable person and I could not wait to meet his ...

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Is sugar toxic?

Is sugar toxic?
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I remember one of my mentors in surgical residency made a very important distinction for me.  He said, “Peter, never forget what you are getting paid to do, and what you are doing for free.”  You see, there are some aspects of being a surgeon that are not ...

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TEDMED 2013…now I get it

TEDMED 2013…now I get it
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I just got back from the 2013 TEDMED conference at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.  I’ve always enjoyed watching TED talks online, but I’d never been to the actual conference.  I was told the experience is very different.  That was an understatement.  I ...

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Two choices

Two choices
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I recently gave the keynote address at the faculty retreat of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC) in Baton Rouge, LA.  When Eric Ravussin invited me, I could not have been more honored.  ...

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Is a Mediterranean diet best for preventing heart disease?

Is a Mediterranean diet best for preventing heart disease?
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This week an article titled Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet was featured in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study received a considerable amount of attention, including an article ...

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