Blood Vessels and Adipose Tissue Expansion in Obesity with Ebba Brakenhielm, PhD

Dr. Brakenhielm’s research focuses on the role that blood vessels play in adipose tissue expansion. She talks about the relationship between expanding fat cells and lipedema, and how being overweight is not unhealthy, as long as adipose tissue is receiving enough blood. She then explores why lipedema fat accumulation is generally localized around the limbs. She explains that promoting and blocking blood vessel growth are both suggested approaches to reducing adipose tissue expansion, and proposes recombinant adiponectin therapy as a viable treatment for lipedema. Dr. Brakehielm is a specialist in cardiovascular disease and therapeutic angiogenesis treatment and a senior researcher at INSERM, Biomedicine at the University of Rouen, France.

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