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  •  Waistline fat is predictive of heart disease. (1+ / 0-)
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    Lipedema can lead to immobility which then can lead to other bad stuff.

    I'm pretty sure looking back that my mother had lipedema, and that it accounts for her leg pain in her last 15 years and her immobility then.

    Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

    by Wee Mama on Sat May 25, 2013 at 10:44:15 AM PDT

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    •  True, heart disease seems the biggest risk, (1+ / 0-)
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      Wee Mama

      but also stroke, diabetes, certain cancers- and now I think there are studies linking to brain health.
      I think my paternal grandmother might have had lipedema.
      Although I was a little kid when she died and only saw her in a dress, her legs did look pretty big- and she also had leg pain issues and then immobility issues.
      None of it's good, that's for sure.

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