An old diet from the 1920s called the Ketogenic Diet has come back into fashion and become the next new fad around me at work and amongst my friends. It is a diet that completely changes your metabolism from a common state of converting carbohydrates to glucose and insulin that energises and powers our bodies, to lowering our carbohydrates and sugar intake forcing our bodies to use our liver to convert fat into fatty acids and ketones which energies and powers our bodies. As this is a complete change in our metabolic system it made me question whether there is a connection between this and lipomas.

What is the Keto Diet:

The Ketogenic diet is a low carbohydrate and high fat diet designed to ensure your body runs on fat or ketones within your body as opposed to glucose. Generally when you consume carbs, your body converts this to glucose which in turn converts to energy and gives us the required energy to function, any excess carbs or fat consumed will then be stored as unused fats. If you switch this and consume little to no carbohydrates your body will fall into a state referred to as ‘Ketosis’, where your body will produce ketones which breakdowns the fats within your liver. In order to successfully achieve ketosis you will need to plan your meals to ensure you consume no more than 25g of net carbs (carbohydrates less fibre) and try to ensure your food consumption falls within the following split: 70% fats, 25% protein, and 5% carbohydrate

A great guide to the ketogenic diet is below:

What is the Ketogenic Diet? A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide

Some excerpts from around the net:

Doing some online searching to find a connection between the Keto Diet and Lipomas revealed a few suffers who took on this diet with no change, but quite a few that had great results. This gives me hope that there is some who have successfully reduced there lipomas by way of diet. This is straight from webpages across the internet so you shouldn’t believe everything you read online, but this still gives me hope and I would encourage anyone who gives this diet a go to firstly consult your doctor and if you go ahead, to document and share your results:

  • A post from Reddit

  • A Post from the LipomaBoard forum

  • An interesting article on how scientists are researching the Ketogenic Diet as a weapon against cancer. Although lipomas are not cancerous tumours, this article touches on the connection between glucose and tumours themselves, by cutting off glucose we could potentially reduce the size of our lipomas:


Starting the Keto Diet:

Before you decide to start any diet, in particular the Keto Diet, I would highly recommend you consult your doctor first. This diet effects your bodies glucose and insulin levels and could have negative effects on your body. I suffer from lipomas like many of of you and this is the reason for these articles, it’s to put our theories out there and see if anything works. If you start this diet it would be great if you could share your progress in the comments below.


Monitor your Keto levels:

It can usually take a day or two for our bodies to enter into a state of ‘ketosis’, you can monitor this in two different ways i) using urine strips or by a more accurate but expensive method ii) blood test.


Blood Test:

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My name is CK and I currently have 1,000’s of lipomas across my body. I have had 6 lipomas surgically removed for cosmetic reasons. The lipomas started appearing in my early twenties with no family history of lipomas, my lifestyle is active and fairly healthy however there is always room for improvement. My articles are based on my personal opinions and theories at the back of my own research and not produced by any medical practitioner or institution. Always consult your doctor before attempting anything mentioned online. If you enjoy our site please feel free to support it with a donation which will help us keep this site alive. Donate Here

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  1. December 2, 2017

    I found the first the first lipoma on me when I was about 16. One year ago (Nov 2016) I counted that 12. And they were popping up like zits! I was getting a new lipoma every month and all were increasing in size.

    Since I believe the lipomas are a genetic form with a diagnosis called “familial multiple lipomatosis,” I asked my dad if the ketogenic diet that he had been on for about a year was helping him. He reported back that he had not noticed an increase in size or any new lipomas, but had also not noticed them disappear.

    I was freaked out by the alarming growth in these weird fatty bumps on my body, so I started on the ketogenic diet to find out if it would work for me. That was Nov 2016 and I can say now, a year later (Nov 2017), that immediately after starting the ketogenic the growth of the lipomas stopped and no new ones appeared. A few days ago, I counted 10 lipomas — I’m not sure if 2 disappeared, if I couldn’t find them, or if I originally miscounted (seems unlikely – I was hyperaware of what was going on).

    However, in thinking about posting on the internet after my year experiment, and inspecting my body for lipomas, I did notice one that I had not previously been aware of (still included within the 10). I’m not sure if this truly was a new one or one I had not been aware of 1 year ago. I’ve been exercising less recently and perhaps there is an interaction between keto and exercise where together they are more effective at keeping the growth of lipomas at bay.

    It seems that ketogenic diet is working for me to stop the growth and generation of new lipomas. I’m curious if exercise will augment the ketogenic diet to further decrease lipoma size.

    Would love to hear other’s experiences and I am happy to share more details if anyone is interested.

  2. Admin
    February 16, 2018

    Hi Milo,

    Thank you for your comment and sharing your story, i do believe our diet is a key to finding a solution to lipomas. I have written another article regarding excercise which may assist with your query below:

    • March 1, 2018


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