Thursday, November 9, 2023 - Episode 1216
By: Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA
Decoding Lipedema's Cytokine Secrets
- Today we discuss a research paper authored by a group of Western European researchers titled “A Distinct Cytokine Profile and Stromal Vascular Fraction Metabolic Status without Significant Changes in the Lipid Composition Characterizes Lipedema,” which was published in the peer-reviewed journal International Journal of Molecular Sciences in March 2021.
- The primary aim of this study was to investigate whether there are molecular differences between lipedema fat and non-lipedema fat.
- The study yielded interesting findings, indicating the presence of a unique cytokine profile in lipedema fat.
- In conclusion, the authors highlight the distinct cytokine profile found in individuals with lipedema.
- This research holds significance for women affected by lipedema as it offers insights into the potential mechanisms behind symptom relief after surgery and the potential connections between systemic changes and specific immunological components.