Saturday, August 22, 2020 – Episode 043

Saturday, August 22, 2020 - Episode 043
By: Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA

What's Different About Lipedema Fat

  • Published in Obesity Journal in 2019 titled “Dilated Blood and Lymphatic Microvessels, Angiogenesis, Increased Macrophages, and Adipocyte Hypertrophy in Lipedema Thigh Skin and Fat Tissue.” 
  • The authors led by Sara AL-Ghadban were interested in finding out what is different about lipedema fat. 
  • From this, we begin to see that although there are some similarities between obese fat and lipedema fat, there may be some significant differences that make lipedema fat unique. 
  • As we continue to learn more about lipedema through research, we are better able to diagnose, treat, and hopefully prevent, lipedema.