Our Research Grants
We support research through our lipedema grant process which addresses the basic biology, genetics, and epidemiology of lipedema. In order to define lipedema, we need to better understand what is going on in the affected fat tissue, which can only be done through research. The image below is a cast of the resident cells and components present in fat tissue.
Click on a part of the diagram to find out more about its function and the LF grantees actively researching that topic.
Our goal is to support research that comprehensively studies the microenvironment in which lipedema forms and persists. Better understanding the status of fat tissue residents and how they interact with one another will shed light on what causes and drives lipedema.