Friday, June 28, 2024 – Episode 1446

Friday, June 28, 2024 - Episode 1446
By: Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA

Lipedema - Mother of the Species

  • Today I’d like to tell you about a study by Dr. Ahmet Karacalar, a plastic surgeon in Turkey who performs liposuction on patients with lipedema.
  • He wrote this book during the lockdowns in 2020 and was published in May 2023.
  • The title of his book is Lipoedema: An Evolutionary Mismatch.
  • He presents archaeological evidence that lipedema is an “evolutionary mismatch” that dates back to the agricultural revolution.
  • He then goes on to share with readers how a modern adaptation of the hunter-gatherer lifestyle may be the best treatment option for lipoedema.