How do we test your blood fat response?
Finger prick blood tests help us understand how your blood fat changes in response to the muffin meals we give you. They also help us compare your blood fat control to other people. Just like we did for your blood sugar control.
For blood fat we measure the change in specific biomarker levels (triglycerides, LDL, HDL, total cholesterol, and HDL ratio) before (0 hours, fasted), during (30 minutes after breakfast) and after (6 hours after breakfast) your muffins.
What does your blood look like?
Did you know that when we look at blood samples from our research participants we can actually see the fats?
When we separate plasma from the blood – fats (lipids) create a cloudy effect. These lipids indicate that the fat from your meal is still in your blood.
Though this is a normal part of the digestion process, too much fat in your blood can trigger dietary inflammation and is linked to poor heart health. So it’s important to eat meals containing fats that your body is able to clear quickly.
Your results will show your blood fat control score based on all the data we have collected, including your finger prick tests, response to our muffins, and response to your logged meals.