October 15, 2018


Tom Dayspring, M.D., FACP, FNLA – Part I of V: an introduction to lipidology (EP.20)

"Illustrating things made me understand . . .  I just learned by illustrating." –Tom Dayspring

by Peter Attia

Read Time 48 minutes

In this five-part series, Thomas Dayspring, M.D., FACP, FNLA, a world-renowned expert in lipidology, and one of Peter’s most important clinical mentors, shares his wealth of knowledge on the subject of lipids. Part I serves as an introduction to Tom, his work, and an overview of lipid terminology.


We discuss:

  • Tom’s recent and remarkable physical transformation [6:30];
  • The moving stories behind Tom’s obsessions: firefighting, hockey, and, of course, lipids [20:30];
  • Tom’s medical background [39:30];
  • Producing some of the most accessible diagrams on lipids [50:00];
  • What are the different kinds of lipids, what do they do, and how are they transported? [57:15]; and
  • More.


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