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Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Feb 1;34(3):390-3. Epub 2001 Dec 17.

Reduction of abdominal obesity in lipodystrophy associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection by means of diet and exercise: case report and proof of principle.

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Department of Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, and Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111 , USA.


Lipodystrophy associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection causes abdominal fat gain, peripheral subcutaneous fat atrophy, insulin resistance, low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and hypertriglyceridemia. An exercise program combined with a moderate-fat, low-glycemic-index, high-fiber diet can reverse several aspects of lipodystrophy, and, until specific treatment is available, should be considered for treatment of lipodystrophy.

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