Lipodystrophy is an illness that is garnering increasing concern among individuals living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. This condition, also known as fat redistribution syndrome (FRS), consists of fat depositions, fat atrophy, or both.
To study this illness, Kristy Hendricks, Sc.D., an associate professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, and a team of researchers evaluated the dietary habits of normal-weight patients with HIV.
The study showed that participants who did not develop fat deposits consumed more fiber-rich foods, performed weight training more frequently, and smoked less than their counterparts with fat deposition. According to Ms. Hendricks, fiber consumption is encouraged for individuals with HIV infection.
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