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Posts Tagged 'insulin'

The great medical disconnect

The great medical disconnect

There is probably no greater disconnect in medicine than the root cause of obesity.  Even if you think you already know the answer to this “obvious” question, it’s still worth reading on.  The reason this question matters, of course, is clear to everyone.  Obesity (and more broadly the syndrome we define as metabolic syndrome) predisposes us to virtually every disease afflicting us in the modern age.  Above is a simple graphic from the journal ...

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Why we get fat (video)

Part one of the interview I did for Open Water Source – although I talk about many topics that will interest non-swimmers and non-athletes. (View the other videos in this series.)

Transcript:

Open Water Source: Peter, in layman’s terms, can you describe the current debate in nutrition regarding why we get fat?

Peter Attia, MD: Sure. This is probably one of the most misunderstood concepts in all of, not just nutrition, but probably health. The current ...

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Is ketosis dangerous?

Is ketosis dangerous?

You may have heard from your doctor that ketosis is a life-threatening condition. If so, your doctor is confusing diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) with nutritional ketosis, or keto-adaptation.  First, some semantics.  Our body can produce, from fat and some amino acids, three ketone bodies (a “ketone” refers the chemical structure where oxygen is double-bonded to carbon sandwiched between at least 2 other carbons).  These ketone bodies we produce are: acetone, acetoacetone, and beta-hydroxybutyrate (B-OHB). [For anyone who is interested, they ...

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