The Lipedema Project


I am happy to have aligned with The Lipedema Project as a Canadian Ambassador
to help spread the word about this misunderstood disease!

The Lipedema Project is a collaborative partnership between the Friedman Center for Lymphedema Research & Treatment at Mount Sinai Beth Israel (New York) and Lipedema Simplified, LLC. It is is a comprehensive transmedia program to increase awareness and provide education, research and treatment for lipedema.

Lipedema is a disease involving abnormal fat deposition that can result in pain, immobility and lymphatic disturbances. With obesity reaching epidemic proportions and anti-fat bias prevalent in healthcare, it becomes critical that patients are correctly diagnosed and that resources are invested in understanding this disease and how it can be treated. The Friedman Center is committed to raising awareness, providing education, and funding research to identify treatment and a cure for Lipedema including sponsoring the documentary The Disease they Call Fat which is available here

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