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Peter Attia Fast

Postby Ski » Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:15 pm

Peter Attia has a good post and podcast on his latest fasting experience with his own lab work posted as well.

The most surprising thing which I learnt about him, in which I think also speaks volumes in terms of how neutral/open he remains on these topics, is that he takes Metformin, a statin, as well as Zetia.

https://peterattiamd.com/ama02/

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Re: Peter Attia Fast

Postby Fiver » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:19 pm

Thanks! Read the text version of the podcast and it was really interesting. Might take me weeks to get through all his stuff on the website though....

It was interesting to see how much of what I've been doing is what he does, just on a much higher level.
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Re: Peter Attia Fast

Postby Julie G » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:47 pm

Interesting! I haven’t listened, only read show notes. Does he ever go into his decision making re. atorvastatin and metformin?

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Re: Peter Attia Fast

Postby Tincup » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:16 pm

Julie G wrote:Interesting! I haven’t listened, only read show notes. Does he ever go into his decision making re. atorvastatin and metformin?
On the statin, I'm pretty sure he's a Dr. Thomas Dayspring disciple.
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Re: Peter Attia Fast

Postby Ski » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:56 pm

In all his talks, articles, I’ve never once seen him mention that he takes anything. I would probably say he is one of the most objective physicians I’ve ever followed.

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Re: Peter Attia Fast

Postby Tincup » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:02 pm

Ski wrote:In all his talks, articles, I’ve never once seen him mention that he takes anything..


From your link:
Medications (Prescription)

Metformin 1 g BID
Atorvastatin 10 mg M/W/F qhs
Ezetimibe 10 mg Tu/Th/Sa qam
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Re: Peter Attia Fast

Postby Ski » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:08 pm

Yes, that was what I referred to in my original post. Prior to that I’m not sure he’s ever mentioned he was on medication.

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Re: Peter Attia Fast

Postby xactly » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:03 am

Julie G wrote:Interesting! I haven’t listened, only read show notes. Does he ever go into his decision making re. atorvastatin and metformin?

I think Peter Attia is taking metformin to suppress TOR. I heard him discussing it on a Tim Ferriss podcast from Easter Island that also included David Sabatini, the researcher who discovered the relationship between rapamycin and TOR. I think the speculation about using metformin to suppress TOR is in this episode but, if not, it's in one of Tim's other podcasts with Peter Attia.

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Re: Peter Attia Fast

Postby Fiver » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:26 am

I'm interested in the atrovastatin question too.....since it is the one I've chosen. I"ll do some more looking around his site.
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Re: Peter Attia Fast

Postby Lucy5 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:07 pm

I'm particularly interested that he may be taking metformin. As I'm pretty certain my doc would not prescribe it for me at this point, I'm trialing berberine at a lower dose (500mgs) as a potential substitute.


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