Lipidoses are genetic disorders, passed from parents to their children, characterized by defects of the digestive system that impair the way the body uses dietary fat.
People with lipidoses are born without the genetic codes needed to tell their bodies how to complete a particular part of the fat digestion and utilization process.
For most of the lipidoses, diagnosis is suspected based on symptoms and family history.
This section focuses on some of the most common or most serious lipidoses.
There is no known way to prevent lipidoses.