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Understanding science

Am I fooling myself?

This story serves to remind me that we are not wired to think scientifically. Full stop. It is the quintessential human flaw. But scientific thinking is a skill to be practiced and improved upon.

What can you prove?

If that weren’t enough to set me off, consider the overall weakness of this study, and the choice of the word “proven” borders on journalistic manslaughter.

#63 – AMA #7: Exercise framework, deadlifting, lower back pain, blood pressure, nootropics, CGM, and more

“The single greatest risk to my longevity is my lower back.” —Peter Attia

A hidden blockbuster drug for Alzheimer’s disease?

How, you might ask, can a company withhold information about a drug that could potentially prevent such a devastating disease?

The Bad Science Behind ‘Skipping Breakfast’

Bad science is an abomination. Incompetent news reporting on bad science is worse.

#52 – Ethan Weiss, M.D.: A masterclass in cardiovascular disease and growth hormone – two topics that are surprising interrelated

“Primary prevention is still very much art and not science and probably will be for our lifetime so we’ll have to get used to that.” —Ethan Weiss

Red meat, cancer, push-ups, and CVD

Groundhog Day (GD) came and went last month — and sure enough — 2019 has already brought a bounty of emails and Tweets from concerned folks wondering if red meat is going to kill them (again).

#42 – Avrum Bluming, M.D. and Carol Tavris, Ph.D.: Controversial topic affecting all women—the role of hormone replacement therapy through menopause and beyond—the compelling case for long-term HRT and dispelling the myth that it causes breast cancer

“We welcome the criticism and the discussion, that way we will all learn. We don’t claim to have the final answer, but we think that this book [Estrogen Matters] represents an important step forward in empowering women and helping them live longer and live better.” —Avrum Bluming

#32 – Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D.: new frontiers in cancer therapy, medicine, and the writing process

“The fundamental rule that works for me is just to throw something at the world. The first line, the first experiment, the first idea, and then, keep at it.” —Siddhartha Mukherjee

Reading, resveratrol, and coffee

On a lighter note (although likely a more contentious topic than the aforementioned Nature paper), I provided my current morning coffee ritual on Instagram

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