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Reception & Premiere: The Disease They Call FAT

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W Hotel Union Square 201 Park Avenue South New York CIty, NY 10003

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An estimated 17 million women in the U.S. and 350 million worldwide have the hereditary genetic fat disorder, lipedema/lipoedema, without knowing it. Anti-fat bias proliferates our healthcare system and this disorder is unknown and mis-diagnosed. The Disease They Call FAT, produced by Lipedema Simplified Productions in association with the Friedman Center for Lymphedema Research & Treatment, is a documentary that follow the challenges of diagnosis, surgery and recovery while women with the disorder, physicians, and researchers try to come to grips with the disease.

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