The personal blog of Peter Attia, M.D.

Gravity and insulin: the dynamic duo

Gravity and insulin: the dynamic duo
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Last week I wrote about how carbohydrates are effectively a performance-enhancing substance, at least for certain performances in certain people.  I received many great questions, including some challenging this suggestion, which really pleases me because it demonstrates folks are thinking about tradeoffs and questioning ...

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What do anabolic steroids, EPO, and carbohydrates have in common?

What do anabolic steroids, EPO, and carbohydrates have in common?
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Before getting to this week’s post, if anyone didn’t see the 60 Minutes segment on Sunday about the toxicity of sugar, here is a link to it.  I was pleasantly surprised by what they were ...

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If low carb eating is so effective, why are people still overweight?

If low carb eating is so effective, why are people still overweight?
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I find myself getting asked this question, or some variant of this question, with increasing frequency as I speak and write about the Alternative Hypothesis I find most compelling surrounding obesity and ...

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Is red meat killing us?

Is red meat killing us?
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“For the greatest enemy of truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. ...

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The interplay of exercise and ketosis – Part II

The interplay of exercise and ketosis – Part II
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You’ll recall from last week’s post I did a self-experiment to see if I could learn something about the interplay of exercise and ketosis, at least in myself. To understand this discussion, you’ll want to have read Part ...

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The interplay of exercise and ketosis – Part I

The interplay of exercise and ketosis – Part I
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I embarked on a self-experiment last weekend to see if I could better understand the interplay between the different types of exercise I do and ketone production (beta-hydroxybutyrate, or B-OHB, to be specific).  To be clear, nothing I do ...

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