The personal blog of Peter Attia, M.D.

How do some cultures stay lean while still consuming high amounts of carbohydrates?

How do some cultures stay lean while still consuming high amounts of carbohydrates?
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Many of you have asked this question over the past few months, and I’m sure many more of you have at least contemplated this question at some point.  I know I did.

 

For the ...

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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 everything.

Is carbohydrate ...

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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 able to ...

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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 chronic disease. ...

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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. We enjoy ...

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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 I of ...

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