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New Lipedema Documentary


I wanted to make you aware of a new documentary on lipedema called “The Disease They call FAT”. This 52 minute documentary was directed and produced by Catherine Seo, PhDc, who is affected by lipedema as well. Click the link below to see a 10 minute preview of the documentary, which premiered on April 15, 2015 in New York. It will be available on DVD or download staring June 2015 (


Stanley Rockson, MD spoke on inlammation and lipedema during the 1st international symposium on lipedema, which took place in New York City, April 17-18, 2015. He elaborates on lipedema and the relationship between lipedema and the lymphatic system.


Click the images below to listen to informative lectures on issues related to lipedema





Below is a link to a webinar on lipedema with Dr. Mark Smith & Catherine Seo (1 hour 35 min.)


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2 comments to New Lipedema Documentary

  • Jane Ryan

    I have been facinat editors by this devastating illness. I’m so glad it is getting more recogntion. This is spurring me on to become a specialist lymphedema therapist in lipedema. I would love to talk and network with others who treat this disease.

  • Pat Mills

    I have lipedema in my right leg. I broke my foot years ago, the break was not seen on the x-rays at the time. My foot was wrapped and I was sent home. Years later I injured my foot again, resulting in what my dr. calls trama to the foot and leg. A foot doctor has suggested that I have the foot rebroken to see if that might help. Do you think this is a good idea, I have been living with this for 2 years now. I have a compression machine, but can’t tell if it does any good. I am taking Gabepenin 300 once a day. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Pat Mills