Category Archives: quantified self

Attempting To Further Reduce Biological Age: hs-CRP

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Levine’s Biological age calculator is embedded as an Excel file in this link: https://michaellustgarten.wordpress.com/2019/09/09/quantifying-biological-age/

Papers referenced in the video:

The baseline levels and risk factors for high-sensitive C-reactive protein in Chinese healthy population https://immunityageing.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12979-018-0126-7

Commonly used clinical chemistry tests as mortality predictors: Results from two large cohort studies https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33152050/

Quantifying Biological Age: Blood Test #4 in 2021

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Levine’s Biological age calculator is embedded as an Excel file in this link: https://michaellustgarten.wordpress.com/2019/09/09/quantifying-biological-age/

DNA methylation GrimAge strongly predicts lifespan and healthspan

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30669119/

Fisetin is a senotherapeutic that extends health and lifespan https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6197652/

Dietary intakes of flavonols, flavones and isoflavones by Japanese women and the inverse correlation between quercetin intake and plasma LDL cholesterol concentration

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10958819/

NAD and the aging process: Role in life, death and everything in between https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27825999/

VLDL Increases During Aging, And Is Associated With Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes

Papers referenced in the video:

Remnant Cholesterol and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk: https://www.jacc.org/doi/10.1016/j.ja…

The effect of adiponectin in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and the potential role of polyphenols in the modulation of adiponectin signaling: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science…

Joint distribution of lipoprotein cholesterol classes. The Framingham study: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/6573877/

Long-term coronary heart disease risk associated with very-low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in Chinese: the results of a 15-Year Chinese Multi-Provincial Cohort Study (CMCS): https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20223…

Remnant Cholesterol, Not LDL Cholesterol, Is Associated With Incident Cardiovascular Disease: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33272…

Remnant cholesterol and coronary atherosclerotic plaque burden assessed by computed tomography coronary angiography: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30870…

Premature myocardial infarction is strongly associated with increased levels of remnant cholesterol: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26687…

Homocysteine Increases During Aging, But Can Be Reduced With Diet And Targeted Supplementation

Papers referenced in the video:

Bacteria Boost Mammalian Host NAD Metabolism by Engaging the Deamidated Biosynthesis Pathway: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32130…

Comparison of the effects of nicotinic acid and nicotinamide degradation on plasma betaine and choline levels: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27567…

Total plasma homocysteine and cardiovascular risk profile. The Hordaland Homocysteine Study: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7474221/

Total plasma homocysteine values among elderly subjects: findings from the Maracaibo Aging Study: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16959…

Hyperhomocysteinemia as a Risk Factor and Potential Nutraceutical Target for Certain Pathologies: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…

Hyperhomocysteinemia and risk of incident cognitive outcomes: An updated dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30826…

Association between Homocysteine Levels and All-cause Mortality: A Dose-Response Meta-Analysis of Prospective Studies: https://www.nature.com/articles/s4159…

Quantifying Biological Age: Blood Test #2 in 2021

Paper references for Levine’s Phenotypic Age calculator and aging.ai:

An epigenetic biomarker of aging for lifespan and healthspan: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29676…

Population Specific Biomarkers of Human Aging: A Big Data Study Using South Korean, Canadian, and Eastern European Patient Populations:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29340…

HDL Update: Age-Related Changes, All-Cause Mortality Risk, And Progress Towards The Optimal Range

In November 2020, I made a HDL video based on a meta-analysis in ~3.4 million subjects that was published in July 2020. In Dec 2020, a larger study (n=15.8 million subjects) was published-those data are presented in the video, and compared against the meta-analysis.

In addition, I’ve tested my HDL 2 more times since November 2020, so how’s my progress for getting it into the optimal range? Also, I attempt to derive clinical significance by identifying correlations for higher HDL with lower Lp(a) and hs-CRP.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUuKlpyvZaU

Red Blood Cells Decline During Aging, But Can Be Increased Through Diet

Red blood cells (RBC) are the most abundant cell type in the human body. I’ve tracked my RBC levels in conjunction with diet since 2015, and with the goal of reversing the age-related decline for RBCs, which dietary components have the strongest correlation with RBCs?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JpyDiNxNeE&feature=youtu.be

Kidney Function Declines During Aging-Can It Be Reversed?

Discussed in the video:

Data for changes in kidney function during aging, kidney function values that are associated with an increased risk of death for all causes

What’s my data for kidney function, 2006 – 2020?

Can diet impact kidney function?

Within my data, which foods are correlated with good kidney function?

How are the individual components of these foods (fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids) correlated with kidney function?

My Road to Maximize Lifespan – Monitor Biomarkers To Reverse Aging | Dr. Michael Lustgarten | Parts I – VII

Here’s an interview that I did with Richard at Modern Healthspan, one of the best interviewers in aging!

Part I: Monitoring Biomarkers to Reverse Aging:

Part II, Diet, CR & Fasting:

Part III: Exercise, Protein

Part IV: Optimize Nutrients Through Diet

Part V: Inhibit CD38 to Optimize NAD

Part VI: Microbiome Impact on Muscle Metabolism

Part VII: Preferred Diet & Habit for Longevity