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The Daily Echo: Otimizing brain health with Peter Attia and Alzheimer’s: May 9, 2023

May 9, 2023

Watch the full episode and view show notes here: Become a member to receive exclusive content: Sign up to receive Peter’s email newsletter: In this sneak peek, we discuss: 00:00 – Intro 00:08 – Diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease 05:36 – Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease, the C2N test, and other tools for diagnosis 11:25 – Genetic component of Alzheimer’s disease: genes that confer risk 16:59 – Understanding your APOE status and why it’s important to know 21:16 – The prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, and who is at higher risk 24:45 – Can the risk of Alzheimer’s disease be decreased with behavioral changes? In the full episode, we also discuss: -Overview of modifiable behaviors that potentially play a role in risk reduction of neurodegeneration; -Things that clearly impact brain health: smoking, alcohol, sleep, head injuries, blood pressure, and more; -How nutrition impacts brain health: common diets, metabolic health, energy balance, and more; -Comparing common diets: data showing the association between the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and specific diets; -Supplements: EPA and DHA, vitamin D, and B vitamins; -Supplements: theracurmin, cocoa flavonols, and magnesium L-threonate; -Impact of exercise on brain health, minimum effective dose, and the most important types of exercise; -Challenging the mind with brain games—does it impact neurodegeneration?; -The data on sauna and brain health; -Oral health and its association with brain health; -How reducing lipids can improve brain health and prevent neurodegeneration; -The potential impact of hearing loss on brain health and neurodegeneration; and -More. ——– About: The Peter Attia Drive is a weekly, ultra-deep-dive podcast focusing on maximizing health, longevity, critical thinking…and a few other things. With over 45 million episodes downloaded, it features topics including fasting, ketosis, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, mental health, and much more. Peter is a physician focusing on the applied science of longevity. His practice deals extensively with nutritional interventions, exercise physiology, sleep physiology, emotional and mental health, and pharmacology to increase lifespan (delay the onset of chronic disease), while simultaneously improving healthspan (quality of life). Learn more: Connect with Peter on: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Subscribe to The Drive: Apple Podcast: Overcast: Spotify: Google Podcasts: Disclaimer: This podcast is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute the practice of medicine, nursing, or other professional healthcare services, including the giving of medical advice. No doctor-patient relationship is formed. The use of this information and the materials linked to this podcast is at the user’s own risk. The content on this podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Users should not disregard or delay in obtaining medical advice for any medical condition they have, and they should seek the assistance of their healthcare professionals for any such conditions. I take conflicts of interest very seriously. For all of my disclosures and the companies I invest in or advise, please visit my website where I keep an up-to-date and active list of such companies.

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