Surgeon Peter Attia demonstrates that the obesity crisis might be hiding a bigger problem.
As a young surgeon, Peter Attia felt contempt for a patient with diabetes. She was overweight, he thought, and thus responsible for the fact that she needed a foot amputation. But years later, Attia received an unpleasant medical surprise that led him to wonder: is our understanding of diabetes right?
Could the precursors to diabetes cause obesity, and not the other way around? A look at how assumptions may be leading us to wage the wrong medical war.
A war fraught with harsh judgement. Obesity might actually be the lesser of two evils – a coping mechanism to keep from more health crises that could lead to death. Attia wants to change all of that…
Getting cause and effect right makes all the difference in the world. It saves lives.