Former Oncology surgeon Peter Attia's book is an easy read addressing itself to a reader with little or no medical knowledge. It is of interest to the medically trained for it's leading edge scientific revelations and conclusions on conventional treatment methods and how they don't do enough in terms of early intervention.
Peter has devoted his life to the study of early detection and preventative investigation to address what he calls the four horsemen diseases, cancer, heart disease, diabetes type 2 and alzheimers, the most prevalent causes of premature death.
He calls his approach "medicine 3.0" that is to say it goes beyond addressing the disease with biotechnology once it is diagnosed and established and focuses on prevention. His obsession is cholesterol and the book documents the interconnection between the effects of cholesterol on diabetes and fatty liver disease and heart disease and their interrelations.
It is not a dry read by any means interspersed with stories of Peter's journey with many of the worlds leading experts in the field. The story of the discovery of the drug Rapamycin on Easter Island is really interesting. Overall my reading concludes Peter is advocating for proactive remedial health measures via diet and exercise in combination with advanced medical testing above and beyond what a current blood reading would screen for.
This book is titled Outlive for a reason and is of interest to anyone of any age interested in optimizing their health and long term health outlooks.
For all its successes, mainstream medicine has failed to make much progress against the diseases of ageing that kill most people- heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and type 2 diabetes. Too often, it intervenes with treatments too late, prolonging lifespan at the expense of quality of life. Dr Peter Attia, the world's top longevity expert, believes we must replace this outdated framework with a personalised, proactive strategy for longevity.
This isn't 'biohacking,' it's science- a well-founded strategic approach to extending lifespan while improving our physical, cognitive and emotional health, making each decade better than the one before. With Outlive's practical advice and roadmap, you can plot a different path for your life, one that lets you outlive your genes to make each decade better than the one before.