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Lipoma and paleo

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 19, 2011 at 6:08 AM

My wife and I became paleo about 8-9 months ago... before that we ate "healthy", no junk food, whole grain organic cereals and veggies, etc. My Type II diabetes diagnosis tipped me into investigating and here I am.

Besides better lipid numbers all around, blood pressure down, glucose way down etc... all the benefits, both of us have developed lipomas. Myself at the nape of the neck, my wife on her upper arm. Not life threatening by any means, but strange. So it appears that a diet high in fat is the cause of lipomas?

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on October 24, 2012
at 09:24 AM

mine now appears to have decreased in size with weight loss. But still wondering. I am 66 and have never had one before this one developed. Another thing, after stating Paleo diet my liver enzymes almost doubled and reached the high normal range or a little above. This lasted for about a year. Latest blood work showed that these enzymes were back in a very normal range.

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on August 29, 2011
at 09:16 AM

I do find it strange, thank you for your reply.

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on August 29, 2011
at 09:16 AM

i do find it strange... tahnk you for your reply.

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on August 15, 2011
at 07:09 AM

The reason I wrote this query was that both my wife and I have each developed a lipoma (one each) after changing diet now close to a year ago. I was wondering if there was a connection. We had never had one before.

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on August 14, 2011
at 07:50 PM

where are you getting your fat? Is your meat grass-fed?

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on June 19, 2011
at 04:33 PM

I seriously doubt a high fat diet is the cause... and if you've lost weight it could be you're just seeing the lipoma for the first time but it had been there for a while.

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on June 19, 2011
at 04:32 PM

I'm also not sure how much lipomas really have to do with diet, it seems more like they have to do with toxins and things the body wants to hide away in pockets of fat that aren't accessible. Of course, a diet can be toxic too if it just overloads the body's ability to deal. There were some things that happened to me some years ago that might have been a trigger for me, such as a topical corticosteroid cream i was prescribed for a misdiagnosed skin thingy (the skin thing turned out to be from a totally external cause, lets just say my cat was bringing home friends).

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on June 19, 2011
at 03:42 PM

i have a small one on the front of my shoulder. Not sure how long ive had it honestly, because it's pretty subtle, but for several years at least. I've read some interesting things about lipomas. For one, bodybuilders who do whey protein often start developing lots of these. Also there seems to be a hormonal correlation.

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on June 19, 2011
at 02:16 PM

I don't think so, I got my first lipoma while eating a low fat diet. It might have something to do with digesting fats though.. wish I knew it seems to be a family thing in my case.

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on October 24, 2012
at 08:55 AM

Hi, I've got about 11 lipomas. I am mostly paleo, very active and been looking at a resolve for years. My conclusion is that they are a result of carb intolerance and poor liver function. Paleo is a fat burning diet so it should assist. I have used hypnosis (I know it sounds nuts, but sound clinical research on similar issues) and reduced their size a bit. Solution, have them removed, stick to paleo, increase liver support and enzyme intake and if you have the cash do EBOO IV oxygen treatments with an MD. Best of luck Al

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on October 24, 2012
at 09:24 AM

mine now appears to have decreased in size with weight loss. But still wondering. I am 66 and have never had one before this one developed. Another thing, after stating Paleo diet my liver enzymes almost doubled and reached the high normal range or a little above. This lasted for about a year. Latest blood work showed that these enzymes were back in a very normal range.

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on August 28, 2011
at 08:43 PM

Fair question but no, a high fat diet would seem to have nothing to do with lipomas. I've seen many people form lipomas on a low-fat SAD diet. Some people are constitutionally a lipoma-forming "type" and get them all the time; in other people they can appear one-off.

There are a number of diet- and lifestyle- related reasons behind tumor formation... years of dietary abuse could have given you some risk-factors for tumor formation, and your detox could have done something to trigger it?

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on August 29, 2011
at 09:16 AM

I do find it strange, thank you for your reply.

Cbda678b2a6bf0537d8c4ea0ce8aa9ad

(4319)

on August 29, 2011
at 09:16 AM

i do find it strange... tahnk you for your reply.

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on June 19, 2011
at 03:00 PM

I'm not really sure this will be much help, but I'll throw it out there anyway:

My first dog got lipomas on her side. She was definitely not eating high fat at the time. Was some carby crap the vets put her on (if I knew then what I know now... ya know?). Anyway, before we had her put down (not because of lipoma) she was diagnosed with "an adrenal abnormality presenting similarly to cushings disease". The other dog I know who got them (knew the dog personally, but was not mine) was overweight, prediabetic and eating even carbier crap than my dog.

The two dogs I have now are in fact eating high fat. Actually I posted a picture of their dinner in the What's on YOUR plate thread. No lipomas. No skin problems. No teeth problems...

So, while yes, I know that dogs are not furry little (or not so little) humans, I just think there are options other than a high fat diet as to the culprit.

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on August 15, 2011
at 07:09 AM

The reason I wrote this query was that both my wife and I have each developed a lipoma (one each) after changing diet now close to a year ago. I was wondering if there was a connection. We had never had one before.

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