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The Quantified Self: Personal Monitoring and the Control of Health

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11.05.26
Interview by Andre de Fusco
Future in Review 2011
Title: The Quantified Self: Personal Monitoring and the Control of Health
Laguna Beach, CA

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The Quantified Self: Personal Monitoring and the Control of Health

  1. 1. The Quantified Self: Personal Monitoring and the Control of Health Interview by Andre de Fusco Future in Review 2011 Laguna Beach, CA May 26, 2011 Dr. Larry Smarr Director, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology Harry E. Gruber Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering Jacobs School of Engineering, UCSD Follow me on Twitter: lsmarr
  2. 2. I am the Future Digital Health Consumer: Measuring the State of Your Body and “Tuning” It 2000 I Arrived in La Jolla in 2000 After 20 Years in the Midwest and Decided to Move Against the Obesity Trend Age 51 1999 Now the Top Listed Article By Google for “Larry Smarr” www.xconomy.com/san-diego/2010/05/12/how-internet-pioneer-larry-smarr-lost-20-pounds-by-becoming-a-quantified-self/ 2010 Age 61
  3. 3. Goal: Lose Weight by Changing What & How Much I Eat, While Increasing Exercise Gradually Moving to Zone Diet and Regular Exercise Back on Track, Fewer Calories More Exercise Exercise is Elliptical, Walking, Weights Reached Desired Weight Blood Pressure 134/73 Pulse 55 Resting Pulse Lowered to 45 Losing Diet Discipline
  4. 4. Wireless Monitoring Helps Drive Exercise Goals 25 Week Average: 2473 Calories Burned/Day 1:19 hr Physical Activity/Day (>3 METs) 6887 Steps/Day (~3.4 Miles) 25 Week Ave: 6:51 hrs with 81% Efficiency www.bodymedia.com Elliptical Gardening Up and Down House Steps Measure Quantity and Quality of Sleep
  5. 5. Diet Didn’t Change My Cholesterol Levels Raising “Good” HDL Seems Most Difficult
  6. 6. Diet Didn’t Change My Cholesterol Levels, But A Tiny Amount of Statin (10mg Daily) Did LDL -50% HDL +15% Total -25% Major Reduction in Threat of Future Heart Disease- Plus Anti-Inflammatory Omega-3 Fish Oil Pills Began Statin
  7. 7. However, Measuring Complex Reactive Protein (CRP) Marker Reveals State of Chronic Inflammation “ Come Back When You Have a Symptom” hsCRP from Blood Tests hsCRP Should Be <100 What is the Source of the Inflammation? This Non-Dietary Chronic Inflammation is Driving Plaque Formation in My Blood Vessels 15x Normal Antibiotics Symptom: Acute Diverticulitis Inflammation 5x Normal
  8. 8. However, Measuring Complex Reactive Protein (CRP) Marker Reveals State of Chronic Inflammation hsCRP Should Be <100 Colonoscopy “ Mild Inflammation of Colonic Mucosa”
  9. 9. Measuring Stool Reveals Episodic Peaks of Lactoferrin- Specific Marker of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Stool Tests by yourfuturehealth.com Fecal Lactoferrin is 90% Specific for Identifying Inflammation in Patients with Active IBD Lactoferrin Should Be <73 hsCRP Should Be <100 ? Colonoscopy “ Mild Inflammation of Colonic Mucosa”
  10. 10. Measuring Stool Reveals Episodic Peaks of Lactoferrin- Specific Marker of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Stool Tests by yourfuturehealth.com Invisible Episodic Colon Immune Response Peaks 25-30x Normal Lactoferrin Should Be <73 hsCRP Should Be <100 Colonoscopist States: “ You Don’t Have IBD, I Would Have Seen It” Sigmoid Colon Inflamed Colonoscopy Colonoscopy “ Mild Inflammation of Colonic Muscosa”
  11. 11. Latest Data Point Reveals Lactoferrin Spike to Active Crohn’s Disease (CD) Level Colonoscopy and Biopsies Support CD Diagnosis Colonoscopy Colonoscopy Two Weeks Ago Colonoscopy
  12. 12. I Wondered if Crohn’s is an Autoimmune Disease, Did I Have a Personal Genomic Mutation? From www.23andme.com SNPs Associated with CD Mutation in Interleukin-23 Receptor Gene—80% Higher Risk of Pro-inflammatory Immune Response 2009
  13. 13. Genetic Mutation of IL-23 Leads to Pro-Inflammatory Excess ~80% of Our Immune System is Based in our Gut
  14. 14. Where I Believe We are Headed: Predictive, Personalized, Preventive, & Participatory Medicine www.newsweek.com/2009/06/26/a-doctor-s-vision-of-the-future-of-medicine.html Quantify ~2500 Blood Proteins, 50 Each from 50 Organs or Cell Types from a Single Drop of Blood To Create a Time Series I am Leroy Hood’s Lab Rat!

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