We’ve known that the idea of one static set point for physiological outputs is a 19th century idea since the 19th century.
— Benjamin Smarr
What is a baseline? Typically, what we call a baseline in conventional practice is not a line at all, but a point measurement of a health output compared to some desirable mean. But human physiology is so dynamic that these point measures can fluctuate widely based on immediate context, time of day, ovulatory cycle, or season. In this talk Benjamin introduces a new kind of baseline using continuous measurements over 24 hours, and beautifully shows why we need it.
Highlights from the QS Symposium 2018