Family history and heart disease?


and elaborate on the significance of family history in relation to heart disease, particularly focusing on the measurement of Apolipoprotein B (ApoB). Peter Attia highlights the importance of measuring ApoB levels early in life if there is a family history of heart disease. He shared his personal experience, having measured his ApoB for the first time in his late 30s to early 40s, prompted by his own family history. This early screening, he suggests, is crucial for identifying risks and potentially preventing heart conditions later in life. He also emphasizes that while addressing issues like sleep may not immediately feel beneficial, avoiding heart attacks due to better understanding one's genetic risks can significantly improve long-term health outcomes 1.

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Peter Attia and Andrew Huberman discuss the importance of good sleep and measuring Apob numbers for heart health. Peter shares his personal experience of getting his Apob numbers measured and how it changed the direction of his life. They also emphasize the importance of early measurement, especially if there is a family history of heart disease.

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