Julie G wrote:
In our upcoming book, Dr. Bredesen adds an Omega-3 index goal of greater than 10% for E4 carriers. If you decide to experiment with using only plant sources (which feels a bit risky to me, but may work given your favorable genetics) you are in a perfect position to inform us all. Here's a link
for an inexpensive test. Please share your results if you decide to trial it.
Thanks for the link to the OmegaQuant test. I listened to Peter Attia's interview of Bill Harris, the president of OmegaQuant, and I learned a lot. Harris said it takes about four months for a dietary change to show up in the Omega-3 Index, so I will plan to take the test in about four months time. As mentioned in my previous post, I may continue to consume salmon roe as my source of Omega-3 fats, since they appear to offer the highest amount of DHA in phospholipid form.
When Peter Attia interviewed Rhonda Patrick, he told a story about one of his patients who was following a ketogenic diet. When he ran tests, the man's Lp(a) was off the charts at something like 3500 mg/dL. He tried to get the patient to discontinue the keto diet, but the man was unwilling to do so because he felt great otherwise. So, they changed his fat consumption to almost all mono- and polyunsaturated, sharply limiting saturated fat intake. When the man made this change, his Lp(a) test results improved dramatically.
Rhonda Patrick mentioned the FTO gene as a possible source for that kind of sensitivity to saturated fats. Since I have the FTO alleles, I think they may be the source of the spike in LDL-C I see when I consume animal products. Peter hazarded a guess, based on his patient population, that this sensitivity to saturated fats may affect about 10 - 20% of the population.