Tuesday, October 13, 2020 – Episode 095

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.