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Rare Adipose Disorders (RADs) Masquerading as Obesity

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This article discusses rare adipose disorders (RADs), including multiple symmetric lipomatosis (MSL), lipedema and Dercums disease (DD), all of which may be misdiagnosed as obesity. This review explains that lymphatic dysfunction is part of RADs, increasing the amount of fat tissue, altering the location of fat tissue, and making fat tissue resistant to lifestyle changes or gastric bypass surgery.

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