Oxidative stress is involved in many pathophysiological processes, aging and cancer. Oxidation of DNA occurs readily at the guanosine bases and thus measurement of 8-hydroxy-2’-deoxyguanosine in urine provides an assessment of ongoing oxidative damage/stress in the body. Assessment of oxidative stress is an invaluable component of preventive approaches to optimizing health and longevity.
DNA Oxidative Stress/Damage Assay (8-OHdG) requires a urine test.
The Hemoglobin A1C test result reflects your average blood sugar level for the past two to three months. Specifically, the A1C test measures what percentage of your hemoglobin — a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen — is coated with sugar (glycated). The higher your A1C level, the poorer your blood sugar control. And if you have previously been diagnosed with diabetes, the higher the A1C level, the higher your risk of diabetes complications.
Most Americans do not get enough omega-3′s from their diets. There is growing evidence for an association between omega-3 levels and health conditions such as heart disease, cellular aging, dry eye, macular degeneration, dementia, depression, joint health, etc. The Omega-3 Index can be improved by simple dietary changes such as increasing your intake of EPA and DHA from either seafood or from dietary supplements.
Trans Fat Index
High levels of trans fat have been related to increased risk for heart disease. These trans fats mainly come from our diet, particularly from hydrogenated oils. By removing these foods from your diet you can modify your Tran Fat Index.