LIPODYSTROPHY

is an umbrella term used for any inability to regulate the process of lipid metabolism. Whilst lipodystrophy can occur in those considered mentally sane, mental retardation has given rise to lipodystrophy developing in 20% of patients of a specific study. Lipodystrophy has also been linked with diabetes mellitus which is diagnosed when visible layers of subcutaneous fat are prominent in areas where insulin is injected.

LIPODYSTROPHY: "Mental retardation has, research implies, had an effect on the onset of lipodystrophy, which is an inability to regulate the process of lipid metabolism. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "LIPODYSTROPHY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/lipodystrophy/ (accessed August 20, 2019).
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