It's great you have respect towards the medical community. I'm happy for you. But many of us on this board have lost atleast some of it for different reasons.
Most of the people who visit this board have already asked their doctors about lipomas. The answers given have many times been way too general and oblivious. If you have ever asked doctors about lipomas you should know. On the other hand if you are a doctor, then the answer might be the other way around. Doctors do think they know more. It's human and many times they do.
But please get it in to your head already that doctors are no Gods. They read the same books what you are providing to us. They do not somehow know more just because they are doctors.
I do support the idea that if you are suspicious about your lump you should go and see a doctor. When you are certain you have a lipoma and want to know more than the doctor can tell you - come back.
Most people come to this board and share ideas because the doctors couldn't give them. So it's kind of pointless to ask them to see the doctors again, don't you think? It's like hitting your head against the brick wall. Not very nice in the long run...
I try to respect doctors but after seeing way too many of them I have started to lose my respect. Too many times my questions have been too difficult for them to answer. Even the simple ones to which you can easily find the answer from the internet.
And what it comes to any form of lipomatosis, even your so-called "common lipomatosis", I know more about it than ANY of the doctors I've personally seen. All of them must be X-files wackos, right? But that's because I'm interested of it and I do not know any other doctor in the world except Dr. Herbst who is actually investigating lipomatosis. And I'm not saying there isn't any, I just don't know them and those would be the ones that would perhaps know something. Not the ordinary common doctors.
I have already ordered the books you provided so I will try to read them through, as you requested. I doubt I will find anything too revealing from them but I will keep my mind open.
BTW you did not explain how brain lipomas develop. You explained they are present from the very early on. I'm afraid that's not an explanation why the defect occured in the first place...
I think your purpose is not to educate people. Almost all your posts include the message "do not do the research, trust your doctors, they know what's good for you, eat the pills, stay dumb".
Not too supporting, huh?
Oh, and we are also now drifting too far away from the original title. So once again - yes - weight training may indirectly induce lipomas!
Matt: Your answer does help solve a puzzle for me. You are saying that people do ask their doctors about their lipomas, but receive unsatisfactory answers. That is interesting. So then they ultimately give up on listening to their doctors, and turn to people selling the latest herb or whatever. So there is a total communication breakdown.
When my car breaks down, I take it to an auto mechanic. When my plumbing breaks I call a plumber. This doesn't mean that I think auto mechanics or plumbers are gods. I just think they know more about their specialty than I do. If my computer breaks, I am not saying a magic spell over it or spraying herbs on it--I call an IT specialist.
I wonder if the type of doctor care varies by country. Do doctors interact with their patients' differently in different countries? Or maybe doctors have different knowledge of lipoma in different countries? This does help me understand some of the comments of people on the board. And it is a little sad to me.
Short answer to your question about lipoma on the brain--as the brain of a fetus forms, there is some tissue that in normal development gets pushed to the outside of the head. For a fetus developing lipoma on the brain, this tissue gets folded under and locked inside. I know that is not a very precise description--but you can see the point that this is completely unrelated to common lipomatosis.
Regarding the requests that I cite chapters and pages of textbooks in my posts: If it makes it simpler for you, just treat my posts like another opinion you read here. Many people post about taking herbs, etc. and they do not post scientific studies. You can just hold me to that same standard and you are free to deem my posts as just my unfounded opinion.
My purpose in posting was to help people who are receptive to information, not to persuade people. Readers can decide whether or not they feel the information that I am sharing is credible. But I won't take the time to cite pages of textbooks and frankly I don't have pages memorized. For example, I can remember the photo of the defective fetus brain forming but it is not easy for me to describe.