Family Medical History & Genetics

When patients join my practice, one of their first exercises is to gather a detailed family medical history. We want to know everything knowable about their mother, father, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and siblings. Although I recognize this is not possible for everyone, for those who are able to gather this information, it can help reveal patterns that may prove critical for your longevity journey. The more data you collect, the more likely you are to understand what’s really at the root of the genetic template that you inherited. 

Below is a collection of audio clips and podcasts all about genetics, what to look for when gathering your family history, how genetics can influence your risk of certain diseases, and even the potential role of genetics in determining one’s success in a given discipline.

#124 – AMA #15: Real-world case studies—metabolic dysregulation, low testosterone, menopause, and more

As a follow up to AMA #14 where Peter explained his framework for analyzing labs, this “Ask Me Anything” (AMA)…

#67 – AMA #8: DNA tests, longevity genes, metformin, fasting markers, salt, inflammation, and more

“If you are genetically blessed to become a centenarian, the gift you got is that you have genes that delay your receipt of chronic disease by what appears to be about 20 years.” — Peter Attia

#35 – Nir Barzilai, M.D.: How to tame aging

“I think the prevention of aging is really a good place to be. . .and I think life is going to be very different in the next decade with our advances.” —Nir Barzilai

#18 – Richard Isaacson, M.D.: Alzheimer’s prevention

“Anyone with a brain is at risk for Alzheimer’s.” —Richard Isaacson

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