CrossFit Discussion Board

CrossFit Discussion Board (
-   Health and Medical Issues (
-   -   Blood tests? (

Jason Naubur 04-18-2008 11:43 AM

Blood tests?
I am having my semi annual physical in a few weeks, and I wanted to make sure I get all the bloodwork that would be good to know.

I trust my doctor to check the right stuff, but since I am becoming somewhat of a diet-geek, I wonder about blood sugar levels and things, and in general I would like a good baseline of things to note for future comparison.

Hopefully I can then see, medium/long term, what my diet is doing to/for me.

Any medical input? Any other non-blood tests to note besides the standard physical stuff?


Brian Yoak 04-19-2008 09:58 AM

Re: Blood tests?
Check out Mark Sisson's Daily Apple Blog.
(work/family safe)

He has some interesting thoughts on some blood tests as it relates to cholesterol.

Robert Pierce 04-20-2008 03:54 AM

Re: Blood tests?
Jason, it depends on how old you are and what risk factors you have. If you are relatively young (<40), you are in decent shape, and you have no significant family history of early heart disease (familial hyperlipidemia, etc) or familial malignancy, then a broad panel of labs probably isn't medically necessary.

If you are interested in tracking the labs just to see how it relates to your diet and exercise patterns, that is a different matter.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:26 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.