Tag Archives: Diet tracking

Michael Lustgarten PhD. Scientist with a plan to conquer aging

Aspartate Aminotransferase: What’s Optimal, And Can It Be Improved?

Papers referenced in the video:

Loss of Life Expectancy by 10 Years or More From Elevated Aspartate Aminotransferase: Finding Aspartate Aminotransferase a Better Mortality Predictor for All-Cause and Liver-Related than Alanine Aminotransferase https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31425…

Implication of liver enzymes on incident cardiovascular diseases and mortality: A nationwide population-based cohort study https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29491…

Selenium: How Much Is Optimal For Health?

For those who track their diet, eating only the RDA for many nutrients may not optimize health. For example, the RDA for selenium is 55 micrograms per day, but is that amount optimal for reducing risk of death for all causes?

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…

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?


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?

Blood Test #6 In 2020: What’s My Biological Age?

Discussed in the video:

What’s my biological age on blood test #6 in 2020?

What’s my average biological age for 2020, and how does it compare with 2019?

Are there links between calorie intake, cardiovascular fitness (RHR, HRV), and diet composition with my biological age?

Is Weight Loss Driving Improvements For Resting Heart Rate And Heart Rate Variability?

Consistent exercise training would seem like the obvious choice to reduce resting heart rate (RHR) and to increase heart rate variability (HRV). Are there other factors that can impact these variables? Body weight and daily calorie intake may affect RHR and HRV, and in the video I present 700+ days of data for these correlations.