The personal blog of Peter Attia, M.D.

How did we come to believe saturated fat and cholesterol are bad for us?

How did we come to believe saturated fat and cholesterol are bad for us?
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There aren’t too many topics that really get me riled up anymore.  I’m too old and too busy to care about debating the merits of stem ...

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The straight dope on cholesterol – Part IX

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part IX
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Previously, across 8 parts of this series we’ve laid the groundwork to ask perhaps the most important question of all:

What should you eat to have the greatest chance of delaying the arrival of cardiovascular disease?

Before we get ...

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Good science, bad interpretation

Good science, bad interpretation
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This week the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a study entitled Effects of Dietary Composition on Energy Expenditure During Weight-Loss Maintenance.  While I’m guessing most readers have not read this study, I’m pretty sure most of you have heard about the ...

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The straight dope on cholesterol – Part VIII

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part VIII
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Last week the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published an article titled Lipid-Related Markers and Cardiovascular Disease Prediction, which you can download here.  This is quite timely as we are in the midst of ...

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Welcome to The Eating Academy!

Welcome to The Eating Academy!
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A little over a year ago I started sending out monthly emails to friends and family who had expressed an interest (and probably a few who didn’t but were kind enough to just silently delete the emails) in my nutritional transformation during the prior ...

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The straight dope on cholesterol – Part VII

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part VII
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Previously, in Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V ,and Part VI of this series, we addressed these 8 concepts:

     #1What is cholesterol?

     #2What is ...

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