Monday, November 13, 2023 – Episode 1220

Monday, November 13, 2023 - Episode 1220
By: Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA

LCHF Effect on Lipedema Blood Panel

  • This episode introduces a Swiss research paper titled “The Effect of a Low-Carbohydrate High-Fat Diet on Laboratory Parameters in Women with Lipedema in Comparison to Overweight/Obese Women” which was published in the peer-reviewed journal Nutrients in June 2023.
  • The study’s aim was to evaluate the alterations in blood work after 7 months on a ketogenic diet in women with lipedema in comparison to overweight or obese women.
  • This paper is important for individuals with lipedema because it continues to bolster the evidence that carbohydrate restriction, especially to ketogenic levels, may be an effective and safe intervention for lipedema, and shows some differences in response to the diet between lipedema and obese females.