Biomarkers of Aging Self Experimentation (BASE)
Non-Profit Open Source Project to Advance Longevity Science Aging Biomarkers
BackgroundLongeCity is a nexus for information exchange and discussion about various methods of slowing or reversing the aging process. A great number of supplements have been tried, exercise routines employed and eating patterns explored. - Is it any of it working?
Few individuals maintain a regular schedule of objective testing for health and aging biomarkers. Even fewer make those results public. LongeCity Biomarkers of Aging Self Experimentation (BASE) study works to change this.
In order to foster a ‘citizen scientist’ culture of objective self-monitoring and knowledge sharing, LongeCity supports Members in procuring tests for a variety of biological age markers.
We aim to better understand which longevity interventions (lifestyle, supplements, therapies) have the most beneficial effect and which biomarkers measure these changes most accurately.
We are still in an early concept phase. During a 2018 pilot phase focused on epigenetic aging markers, over two dozen individuals contributed data. We are very open for feedback and suggestions about how to structure the programme, and which data to collect.
What information is collected?• BASE Lifestyle Age - via health profile questions
• Epigenetic Age - via MyDNAge
• Blood Panel Age - via Levine/Cramer Phenotypic Age
• Glucose Health - HbA1C - average 3 month blood sugar levels
• Relative Fat Mass - RFM
• Reaction Time - via Human Benchmark
• Heart Health - average systolic blood pressure
• Supplements & Aging Interventions - in previous year
Please see BASE Questionnaire for suggestions on where to purchase tests.
Members can check our forum for special *discounts*!
Make sure you use the resources on longecity and elsewhere to make an informed decision which test to choose. ⇒ further reading.
Members can suggest other tests to be included in the list. Contact us with suggestions and references.
to contribute data
to claim reimbursement
BASE organizers| |
Justin Loew (Mind) - Project Lead (Secretary, LongeCity)
Bruce J. Klein - Project Coordinator (Founder, LongeCity)
Shreya Amin (samin) - Advisor (Member, LongeCity / Founder, MoreLife)
NoteLongeCity (Longecity.org/ImmInst.org) is an international, not-for-profit, membership-based organization. (More info)
The support programme is a voluntary community effort. Particants in the programme do so at their own risk and responsibility. Any arrangements with third party testing services are private contracts between the service provider and the individual participants. LongeCity makes no guarantees regarding the quality, safety and reliability and utility of any third party tests. Financial support is provided at LongeCity's sole discretion, is not guaranteed and subject to available funds.
BASE is an open source project. Replication and improvements are encouraged with attribution to LongeCity. With member consent, all submitted biomarker data will be made publicly available. In addition, all calculations made for profile questions and biomarker data will be made available upon request.