Please see Jamie (Project Manager) and Prof Noakes’ assessment of the blood results below.
Jax’s highly sensitive c-reactive protein (hs CRP) is actually at baseline: <0,2 and week 2 : <0,2. Just couldn’t get my graph to do any “<”
Here are Jamie and the Prof’s assessment:
“It is probably too early to see reliable changes that will persist
longterm. Secondly the changes may also be due to day to day variation
or within the measurement error so don’t worry about small changes
Having said that
Fasting glucose seems to have come down in Jeanne, possible due to
less carbohydrate intake but also possible day to day variation.
Fasting insulin has come down in both of you, which is a good thing.
Not sure if this is physiologically significant though as it may be
day to day variation.
Therefore, Gluc/ins ratio has gone up in both of you which is a good thing.
HbA1C is similar to before.
Total LDL: Jax gone down, Jeanne gone up. Although it is thought of as
bad to have a high LDL cholesterol this seems to be a common trend
with changing carb intake in the way that you have BUT it’s the LDL
particle size that is important which we will only measure later.
Total cholesterol: similar trend to LDL: this is actually the least
important of all things we measured with regards to risk. We measured
it to high light this point and because it is what most people quote
when they say they have high cholesterol.
Triglycerides: no change, too early to see a meaningful change.
hsCRP: This seems to have gone up in Jax into the moderate risk
category ie 1-3, however I would wait for another test to confirm that
it stays elevated. hsCRP is an indicator of inflammation. Chronically
high levels are associated with increased risk of heart disease (much
higher than your value Jax so dont worry), however it can also go up
with any other transient infection like a common cold.”