Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - Episode 095
By: Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA
Lipedema Gene Identified
- An article titled “Aldo-Keto Reductase 1C1 (AKR1C1) as the First Mutated Gene in a Family with Nonsyndromic Primary Lipedema” published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences in August 2020, by a group of researchers in Italy.
- This study analyzed the genetic profile of three women with lipedema in one family.
- They believe they have come up with the first genetic basis for lipedema.
- When we can identify genes that are linked to lipedema, this can be used for diagnostic purposes.
- This may lead to earlier diagnosis, earlier intervention with better outcomes, and possible prevention of progression to later stages of lipedema.