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The Peter Attia Drive

Nov 14, 2022

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In this “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) episode, Peter answers a wide variety of questions, starting with a discussion on the evolution of medicine and the hopeful transition to “Medicine 3.0.” Peter recounts his unique career path and explains how he assesses risk and utilizes frameworks for decision-making. He also describes how he prioritizes his health while navigating the stresses of life, and he reviews the most exciting developments in the aging and longevity space. He finishes with some rapid-fire questions on cold plunging, strategies for lowering apoB levels, designing an exercise program for beginners, and more.

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We discuss:

  • The evolution of medicine and the transition to “Medicine 3.0” [3:00];
  • Peter’s unorthodox career arc and what led him to this point [11:45];
  • What does Peter consider to be his superpowers? [22:15];
  • How Peter thinks about risk and explains it to his patients when making medical decisions [26:45];
  • The advantage of using frameworks for decision-making [37:00];
  • What advice would Peter give his 30-year old self? [42:15];
  • Why longevity is such a hard problem to solve [42:30];
  • The most impactful developments in the field of longevity and aging in the last 5 to 10 years [46:15];
  • What is Peter most excited to see develop in the health and longevity space in the next few years? [51:30];
  • Prioritizing healthy habits while navigating the stresses of life and time constraints [53:45];
  • How Peter navigates periods of high stress [58:00];
  • What fitness watch did Peter recently purchase? [1:03:45];
  • Potential benefits of cold plunging [1:05:15];
  • Advice for someone beginning an exercise program [1:07:30];
  • Strategies and tactics to lower apoB levels [1:09:00];
  • Interesting studies and books Peter has recently read [1:11:30]; and
  • More.

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