We are seeking to help provide wide spectrum blood panels and cardiovascular testing for “Lean Mass Hyper-responders” – typically those on a low carb diet with very high cholesterol, yet very low triglycerides.
[UPDATE: Study is now underway for both LMHRs and borderline LMHRs — please visit https://citizensciencefoundation.org/study/ for more information]
[UPDATE: We’ve now changed the campaign to a $100,000 goal —once reached, we’ll be matched by an anonymous donor to bring us to $200,000 total!]
The Lean Mass Hyper-responder (LMHR) phenotype is characterized by very high LDL cholesterol of 200 mg/dL or higher, HDL-C of 80 mg/dL or higher, and Triglycerides of 70 mg/dL or lower . We are likewise interested in “borderline” LMHRs that are near these same cut points.
We are seeking to help provide wide spectrum blood panels and cardiovascular testing such as CT Angiogram, Carotid Intima Media Thickness (CIMT), and Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) score to this phenotype of interest where we likewise confirm no genetic Familial Hypercholesterolemia.
We further wish to encourage ongoing communication and follow up with participants, including a further set of measurements in five years.