We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.

Advertiser Disclosure

Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

How We Make Money

We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently from our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

What Is Lipid Therapy?

K.C. Bruning
Updated May 17, 2024
Our promise to you
WiseGeek is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At WiseGeek, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

There are two common types of lipid therapy. One is meant to lower lipids in the blood in order to help fight atherosclerosis. The other is a controversial treatment also know as fat therapy or therapeutic lipovenous injection, which supposedly uses injections of animal fat to detoxify the body. Many medical professionals believe that the latter treatment is ineffective and could cause damage to the arteries.

When lipid therapy is used to treat atherosclerosis, it is typically because of excessively high levels of bad cholesterol, also known as low-density lipoprotein (LDL), in the blood. It uses a combination of several different methods meant to lower lipid levels. Most lipid therapy begins with changes to diet and the development of an exercise program. If these methods do not work, then drugs may be prescribed.

When medication is used for lipid therapy, the patient usually has high LDL at least partially due to genetics. Statin drugs are often used to both lower and stop the production of bad cholesterol. Fibrates have also been effective in lowering LDL. A doctor may also prescribe bile acid sequestrants in order to prevent the formation of agents that keep LDL high. Supplements such as vitamin B5 and niacin can also help to lower bad cholesterol and prevent fat storage.

The other kind of lipid therapy involves the increase of fat in the body via injections. Its practitioners believe that injecting animal fat into humans can help boost the detoxification process. They claim that since many toxins are fat soluble, a concentrated boost in fat can help to break them down. After the injection, the patient defecates translucent slime, which practitioners believe contains toxins being removed from the body.

Some medical professionals who oppose this kind of lipid therapy believe that the slimy refuse caused by the injection is actually the body’s reaction to a lipid overload. It is a typical response to poor water absorption and also indicates strain on the arteries. Opponents of the therapy believe that it poses a high risk for permanent artery damage.

People who support this kind of lipid therapy believe that it provides several benefits, including better concentration and memory. Patients also report an overall improved sense of well-being. Doctors believe that this is a temporary effect, which is in reaction to the sudden increase in blood pressure caused by the injection.

There has also been some concern as to the source of the animal fat used for the procedure. In the United States of America, the Department of Agriculture has shown interest in determining whether the acquisition of this material is being handled correctly. Among the issues involved include the overall legality of the way it is obtained and whether the animals from which it comes are being treated humanely.

WiseGeek is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.
K.C. Bruning
By K.C. Bruning , Former Writer
Kendahl Cruver Bruning, a versatile writer and editor, creates engaging content for a wide range of publications and platforms, including WiseGeek. With a degree in English, she crafts compelling blog posts, web copy, resumes, and articles that resonate with readers. Bruning also showcases her passion for writing and learning through her own review site and podcast, offering unique perspectives on various topics.

Discussion Comments

K.C. Bruning

K.C. Bruning

Former Writer

Kendahl Cruver Bruning, a versatile writer and editor, creates engaging content for a wide range of publications and...
Learn more
WiseGeek, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

WiseGeek, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.