Obesity discussed on Woman's Hour

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It does appear to look like obesity, but it is not obesity, it is a genetic formation of fat, which occurs usually following puberty or some hormone change in the female body. And because people, it does tend to run in families when people first consult at their GP or any other medical professional, they tend to the medical professional tends to assume they are overweight because at the moment the whole ethics and medical profession is that you become overweight through your own lack of exercise and poor food selection. But this isn't applicable to lipedema, it happens regardless of how a few calories you can see consume or how enthusiastically you exercise..

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