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Jun 09

Cholesterol Code Workbook 2: The Mysterious Lipoprotein(a)

On this episode of the Cholesterol Code Workbook, we discuss five papers about the most mysterious lipoprotein: Lipoprotein(a). We discuss its involvement in wound healing, its role as a carrier for oxidized phospholipids, and potential influences on risk for cardiovascular disease. Take a seat, grab a snack, and join us as we venture into the …

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May 18

Beyond the Lipid Hypothesis (Part 3): What’s Insulin Got to Do With It?

It Began With a Question… In the two previous parts of this series I covered what I had learned about how foam cell and plaque formation occur, and the process and circumstances of LDL modification. Throughout learning and writing about those topics I kept thinking about Ivor Cummins’ presentation, in which he discussed insulin’s role …

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Apr 16

The Next Chapter

Something amazing has happened. For the first time in two and a half years, I won’t be running a deficit with this research. In other words, funding from individuals has now reached a point where I won’t need to draw from my savings next month. I should be able to cover my expenses — including …

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Mar 26

Who Gets 67 C-Reactive Protein Tests? I do!

  My very first C-Reactive Protein test was from a blood draw taken November 20th, 2015. It was in bold and made clear I was in deep, deep trouble. Here were the reference ranges: My score? 14.3!!! Ironically, this was also when I got my first NMR as well. After some panicky message passing to …

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Feb 16

Cheap Blood Labs Coming Soon

In the near future, I hope to have a means of ordering cheap, private blood labs through this website for those who live near a Labcorp. Moreover, I want to incentivize everyone to consider sharing their labs back to our data pool anonymously. Here’s how it would work We’d have an Order Labs section on …

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