EP281: Drunk Mice and Grafting Hearts


Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients.

In this podcast, Doctor Warrick Bishop discusses two interesting studies. The first study is about a liver hormone called fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) that can be used to help severely drunk people regain their balance and alertness. The study was conducted on mice and showed that the hormone stimulated the brain to release norepinephrine, which increases alertness. The hormone is not a party drug and only has an impact on alcohol.

The second study was conducted in Australia and looked at the best conduits for coronary artery bypass grafting. The study found that the left internal mammary artery was the best conduit, followed by the radial artery.


  • A liver hormone called fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) has shown promising results in treating non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, weight loss, and insulin control.
  • FGF21 has also been shown to help severely drunk mice regain their balance and alertness nearly twice as fast as those who didn't receive the shot.
  • FGF21 stimulates the brain to release norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter that increases alertness and attention, preparing the body for fight or flight.
  • The hormone seems to only have an impact on alcohol and not other sedatives like diazepam or valium, barbiturates like phenobarbital, or ketamine.
  • FGF21 is not a party drug and won't serve as a cure for hangovers or make someone ready to drive home.
  • The left internal mammary artery is the best conduit for coronary artery bypass grafting, followed by the radial artery.
  • The right internal mammary graft and vein grafts are also used for coronary artery bypass grafting.
  • The Healthy Heart Network offers people the opportunity to understand their present state of heart health, their current level of risk, and the positive steps they can take to prevent heart attack and improve their risk of heart attack in the future.

Australia, like the rest of the western world, has a heart problem.

Over 9 million people around the world die from heart disease every year.

Every 10 minutes, someone in Australia suffers a heart attack. And 21 lives are lost daily because of it.

The devastating fact in all of this is… 

Almost every one of those cases could have been prevented. 

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Heart disease is the #1 killer in the Western World. In Australia, someone dies every 28 minutes from heart disease. That’s 51 people a day. In the US, someone has a heart attack every 40 SECONDS! Fortunately, many heart attacks are preventable. However, regular exercise and eating healthy are no guarantee you won’t succumb to this silent killer.

  • 94% of Australians have at least One Risk Factor for heart disease.
  •  59% of Australians have been Touched by heart disease.
  •  Yet only 3% of Australians have had a Full Heart-Health Assessment in the past 12 months.

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