Yes, no progression is success. I'd like regression, but I'm certainly satisfied with no progression.
The thickness was 0.84mm, same as before (I'm 59 years old). The report said this was calculated with 384 points.
I did not resample homocysteine as it was a reasonable 7.4 about the time of the first test (& every test adds cost). Here are some test results from around the time of my first test https://www.apoe4.info/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=570&p=5596&hilit=homocysteine#p5596
Myeloperoxidase - 218
Homocysteine - 7.4 u mole/L
Fibrinogen Activity - 255 mg/dL
I did not have a blood donation for 6 months as I'd pulled my fibrinogen pretty low. On the most recent test it was ~55, but serum iron was a bit high so I immediately gave blood. My donation time increased significantly from before. I'd not been taking fish oil recently, when I was taking it, my donation time was significantly less (like 5 min vs 7.5 min). From a blood viscosity theory of calcification, this is not going in the right direction, so I'll add the fish oil back in.
A bit more history. I'm now down to the weight I was as a sophomore in high school (170#). After that I bulked up to play American football in high school & college. I never lost that weight. About 10 1/2 years ago I ended up with idopathic (lone) atrial fibrillation. Chronic fitness was the likely cause. Among other things, I competed in high altitude races (13 1/3 mile, start 6,300' elev, end 14,200' elev). I'd been a long term vegan with LF/HC diet. I was fit & overweight, 6', 200#. With the afib, I detrained and gained to 210-215#. During the vegan years, a standard lipid test would be like TC 150, LDL 85, HDL 45, Tg 45. Fortunately magnesium to bowel tolerance (4-5g/day), potassium & taurine with an occasional help from on-demand flecainide has kept me in rhythm these 10 years. About 5 years ago, I decided to switch to a traditional meat based LC/HF diet & dropped the weight down to around 180. I didn't retest the lipids till last June. It was then that I saw they were high & the CIMT showed the calcification. At CIMT time I was 185#. So I've lost 15 pounds in the last 7 months and my BMI is 23.1.
I don't have a way to calculate body fat, but the US military uses height, neck and waist circumference http://www.calculator.net/army-body-fat-calculator.html
. Using my current 6', 15.25" & 33.5" the result is 15%. This is reasonable. My belly is pretty flat and I carry a lot of weight in my legs.
My exercise training is no cardio. I alternate weeks using the Body by Science "super slow to failure" approach for strength training one week - a quick summary here: http://www.danielseidel.com/notes/2012/08/the-big-five-workout-program/
The other week I use the Military Fitness Program with the TRX body weight straps - modified with the BBS to failure approach - over two days and at their max number of reps: Day 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro_G7kkh4PE
Day 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5da5-9KpEo
For fun I also alpine ski, rock climb, hike, backpack & etc.
My vitamin D 25 OHD goal is 70 ng/mL. Last August I was at 67 and taking about 7,500 IU's D3/day. I dropped back to 6,000 IU's a few months ago and we went into the North American winter. So my 25 OHD level was 53.5 ng/mL last week. I've since upped my D3 intake to 10,000 IU's/day. I do combine this with > 200 mcg/day of K2 MK7, as without the K2 to carboxylate it, the D3 may be counterproductive.
I do appreciate what you are doing, too!!