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Don't buy it
Jul 28, 2002

Dr. D, I Followed the conference and read the various abstract/reports published on lipo,specifically the abdominal fat accumulation.The report of this being more evident because the periphery is wasting is pure bunk.I have kept detailed ratio's, measurement body fat percentages and the like since day one and I can dispell that theory.My question is your opinion on if abdominal increase could relate to raised triglycerides from the medications.If a person had mormal or low normal trigs their whole life the suddenly experiences an increase on meds wouldn't it make sense that by some mechanism the abundant abdominal fat cells are sucking up those extra trigs thus causing expansion since the bodies fat metabolism is now in an altered state? Thank you

Response from Dr. Dieterich

I kind of am on your side on this one. It is a very controversial finding and I don't think everyone does or should buy it. It clearly needs further study. There is also some genetic predisposition that also needs to be studied. We need a lot more information on this one. DTD


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