High-Frequency Blood Testing — What? Why? How?

Cholesterol Testing

Over the last six months, Quantified Labs have been running an experiment called ‘Blood Testers’ to explore what individuals could learn through up to hourly measurement of blood lipids (i.e., total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol and triglycerides). The experiment involved 25 participants from the Quantified Self community over nine countries and three continents.

Cholesterol cycles illustrated over the day
  • Marathon training: one participant’s cholesterol and triglyceride levels gradually decreased during training.
  • Variability from morning-to-morning in the fasted state was huge!

Glucose Testing

Diabetes and poor glucose control worldwide is a big problem.

Conclusions

High-frequency testing of blood brings much more information on health. With high-frequency data, there is potentially new science yet to be discovered about cholesterol testing and how we treat high-cholesterol readings.

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Justin Lawler

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Self-Quantifier, tech-lover and biohacker. Organiser of Dublin Quantified Self. Developer. More at http://justinlawler.net

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