Episode 1368

Published on:

9th Apr 2024

Analyzing the Impact of LCHF Diet on Blood Panel Markers in Lipedema

In this episode, we introduce a research paper originating from Switzerland titled “The Influence of a Low-Carbohydrate High-Fat Diet on Laboratory Parameters among Women with Lipedema Compared to Overweight/Obese Women”, published in the esteemed peer-reviewed journal Nutrients in June 2023.

The primary objective of the study was to assess changes in blood parameters following seven months of adherence to a ketogenic diet among women diagnosed with lipedema, contrasting with outcomes observed in overweight or obese women.

This paper holds significant relevance for individuals grappling with lipedema as it contributes further to the mounting evidence supporting the efficacy and safety of carbohydrate restriction, particularly at ketogenic levels, as a potential intervention for managing lipedema. Moreover, it sheds light on variances in dietary response between women with lipedema and those who are obese.

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Living Well with Lipedema
Lipedema, the disease they call fat, is a chronic fat disorder that affects 17 million women in the USA and as many as 350 million women worldwide. It is often mistaken for simple obesity. Generally under-recognized and misdiagnosed, symptoms include pain, swelling and weight gain disproportionately distributed in the thighs, buttocks, legs, and hips with a smaller upper body. Lipedema fat is resistant to diet and exercise and without intervention progresses and worsens over time. This flash briefing offers tips, news, and updates with the founder and director of Lipedema Simplified, Catherine A. Seo, Ph.D., Lipedema Project Board President and Director of Research, Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA, and guest experts. Please note DISCLAIMER The information in Living Well with Lipedema is provided for informational and educational purposes only.
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Catherine Seo

Catherine is Founder & Director of Lipedema Simplified & The Lipedema Project and a professor of psychology. She produced and directed the documentary, The Disease They Call FAT, and was a co-author of the book, Lipedema-The Disease They Call FAT: An Overview for Clinicians. She holds a doctorate in Psychology with a concentration in Media. She has developed online courses on lipedema for patients and healthcare professionals as well as multi-media learning tools since 2013 and is the Director of the MasterClass Program, courses and webinars.

Leslyn is President & Director of Research for The Lipedema Project, an instructor in lymphedema therapy for Klose Traning and Consulting, and has a private practice in lymphedema/lipedema therapy. She has completed research about lifestyle change, including a ketogenic way of eating, for participants who were diagnosed with lymphedema and obesity. Leslyn has a doctorate in Occupational Therapy and has been treating lymphatic disorders since 2000.