I'm still buzzled whether mutated genes are the reason for lipomas or are they rather the result?
This is because of epigenetics, a controversial subject even today, which I have studied some.
Think if your bad habits mean that your children and even their children end up with a psychiatric disorder? Or if the things you eat makes your grand children obese and diabetic? These are some of the implications of a study
in rodents that suggests poor diet and parental neglect can leave their mark on the genes of your children and your children's children.
A cryptic epigenetic code added to the DNA of mice shows for the first time that changes in gene activity can pass down three generations. It is likely that the same mechanisms are at work in humans.
We are used to think that genes are something we cannot interact with. This is definitely not the case. Genes are constantly turned on and off
. How do we know this? Because of identical twins who have the exactly same DNA. Still, twin studies have shown that people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have changes in gene activity caused by their environment. This means that one of the twins has schizophrenia while other one doesn't.
Researchers found out that there was a difference in how the "epigenetic" factors leave chemical marks on genes that dictate how active they are. In this case, the genes were the same that are thought to be linked with bipolar and schizophrenia.
So what if some of us have "inherited" lipomas from their parents or even granparents and some of us have been influenced by environmental things like Agent Orange
I believe that all lipoma cases or "bloodlines" are relatively short aged. This means that you either inherited lipomas from near past relative or you were influenced by some environmental factor. Why? Because there's no sense that nature would continue a "bloodline" that has no life improving quality. Sooner or later these genes will be shut down or otherwise dealed with in an unnecessary bloodline.
The same applies to cancer and many other diseases which can be "inherited" because your inherited genes may be more prone to some external stimulus. But in the long run these bloodlines will always be adjusted if the mutations have no beneficial properties to the species.
So in a way both are correct: our genes may cause lipomas
and our environmental factors may cause lipomas
. It's individual which is the correct path to your lipomas.After all this, do I still think all lipomas and related conditions are curable?
The answer is YES. Genes are never actually the cause of anything. They are like a guidebook what should be done but they are influenced by external things, like food. So for example by eating certain kind of food, you may be able to shut down the genes that are no longer needed to create lipoma cells.What originally triggers the genes that will create lipomas?
That we do not yet know but there are multiple things pointing to microbial causes. The more I study the more things I find - that cause cancer and tumors - which are also related by one way or another to microbies, like fungus and virus. Most of the discussion going on here on this board is about different sides of the coin pointing to one single direction. These include hypothyroidism, iodine, uric acid, genes, fungi, pine bark extract, apricot seeds, resveratrol, heavy metals, green tea, ozone therapy, turmeric, herbal remedies, lemon juice, beta glucan, sodium bicarbonate, etc... All these pop up often both in tumor and microbial literature and studies.
I believe it's these microorganisms that influence to our DNA either by purpose or because of it's our body's natural way to surround and packet the external organisms. I'm starting to think it's the latter. How this kind of DNA mutation could be delivered to offspring, I have no idea yet?
Other treatments like surgery, liposuction, lipolysis or steroid injections will probably not cure the underlying cause and thus shut down the genes which are responsible for creating lipoma cells.