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Jun 24Liked by Experimental Fat Loss

I don't have your correct email address. I wanted to send you my results.

I was keto for 11 years, from 2008 to 2019, and have been strict carnivore since April of 2019. I eat mostly ruminant meat and beef tallow, occasionally eat sardines (a can a couple of times a month). I'm 67 years old (in two weeks), lean (130 pounds, 5'8"). I've actually gained quite a bit of weight in the past six months. Prior to this I was dealing with disordered eating and overtraining. I work out some, but have cut way back on both volume and intensity of exercise as I've been working on rebuilding my body. Anyway, that's some background. I took the test fasted as you recommended. My omega 3 index is 5.40; my linoleic acid is 6.43, oleic acid is 32.80, stearic acid 14.97, trans fatty acids 2.31. omega 6:omega 3 ratio 2.9:1. Please share whatever insights you have regarding the meaning of these numbers. Thank you. Mary Vanderplas

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Hi Mary, it's hello @ this domain dot com. Yea please send me the report that'd be great.

LA of 6.43 is phenomenally low, wow! Maybe the lowest I've seen.

The weight you gained recently, would you say it's fat or lean mass? Could be that after restricting yourself for a while, your body needed a breather lol.

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Jun 25Liked by Experimental Fat Loss

It's some of both. Definitely some fat in my hips and belly area, but also muscle in my arms and in thighs and calves. I restricted for the better part of three years, so yeah, it makes sense that my body needed a break. I'll send you the report. Thanks.

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Great work! I am tempted, but it seems only the basic version is available to the UK on Amazon.

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Jun 7Liked by Experimental Fat Loss

Just go to the website to get the complete in uk

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Jun 7Liked by Experimental Fat Loss

Good stuff. Been doing this testing since '21 with inexplicable (until now) results. Was thinking that I was taking it fasted but, on reflection, suspect maybe not (unlike lipid panels). Will try again. Thanks!

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What numbers did you have over time?

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Jun 8Liked by Experimental Fat Loss

Went low carb in 2013 but didn't clue into LA (thanks Tucker!) until 2021. Still, wasn't slogging canola or anything, so no idea what my baseline FA content of adipose was in '21. That said, LA%:

- 6/21, 15.03%

- 2/22, 15.90% (!)

- 6/23, 17.29% (!!!)

- 4/24, 16.10%

Overall, I'm pretty careful. Cook 95+% at home. Coconut oil (peaty!), tallow & butter. No chicken or pork (unless it's Firebrand). So was surprised to see my LA increase after '21, thought maybe it was just noise, but your post spoke to that. So, just ordered another and will be certain to be fasted and see what happens.

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Seems pretty similar to my own pattern. I got 16% first, then 15% and thought "Wow that goes down quickly, almost done!".. then 17%, 20%, 17% again..

Did you lose weight between the 15% and 17% numbers, and then stall to the 16% number? That would speak to the "LA from adipose flux" theory.

Btw, can I add your numbers to the Omega Tracker at https://omega.exfatloss.com? If so, please let me know under what name/pseudonym you'd want them to show up.

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Jun 9Liked by Experimental Fat Loss

Interesting. had to look it up. 6/21 - 165 lbs., 2/22 - 175, 6/23 - 168, 4/24 - 175. So? Unsure how fasted those tests were, alas. Sure, you can post 'em. Scott A is fine.

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6/21 - 165lbs - 15.03%

2/22 - 175lbs - 15.90% - weight up, LA up

6/23 - 168lbs - 17.29% - weight down, LA up

4/24 - 175lbs - 16.10% - weight up, LA down

I guess #3 and #4 make sense in that theory, but #2 kinda doesn't? Of course, .9% is a very small change, and easily explainable by noise or even fasted vs. fed.

I think we'd need a lot more data of people losing significant weight and doing lots of OQs over time to establish this well, hah.

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