Originally Posted by Martian Martin
Circulating tumor cells
Lipid counts such as LDL or HDL or importantly Triglycerides
Angiogenisis indicators such as LYVE-1, VEGFR-3, Prox1, and podoplanin
Hope this clears up any confusion.
That clears it up a bit.
I've a question though.
For the first few, (tumour, carcinoembryonic, lipids), are they mostly related to fitness, or are there other factors involved that make the cause of changes harder to pinpoint.
As for the others, how much would those levels fluctuate over a short period of time in response to diet. Eg If I had a lot of sugar/carbs before bloods were taken, would glucose be higher? If next time, I happened to have a chicken salad, would it be lower.
I would imagine the more something fluctuates over a short time, the less useful a pinpoint measurement is. Completely speculating here, don't know much about these at all.