The Specific Disorders We’ll Study


Excess and abnormal SAT typically tethered on the buttocks, hips, thighs, and lower legs 

Dercum’s Disease

Lumpy fibrotic subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) occurring anywhere on the body accompanied by symptoms of extreme pain, inflammation, and elevated inflammatory markers 

Familial Multiple Lipomatosis with or without Angiolipomatosis

When large lipomas develop in fat tissue large lipomas and vascular malformations deform the tissue 

Multiple Symmetric Lipomatosis

Abnormal tissue deposits that occur around the neck, upper arms, thighs, abdomen, and upper buttocks 

Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue (SAT) Disorders relationship to Obesity

Learning about ATD fat could help us better understand the fat in obesity and diabetes.

Exciting New Research is on the Horizon

A protocol for the TREAT program is under review (April 2016). Once approval is received, we will start recruiting people to participate.

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