Multiple Symmetric Lipomatosis, also known as Madelung’s Disease, is an uncommon disorder characterized by fat deposits or the symmetrical development of lipomas throughout the neck, shoulders, and upper body. Some people may notice a rapid rise in fatty deposits within a few months, while others may experience a gradual increase over time.
Moreover, Multiple Symmetric Lipomatosis often affects men with a history of alcohol consumption, people of Mediterranean heritage, and those aged 30-60. Non-alcoholics and women equally may get the condition. The actual cause of Madelung is unclear. However, there may be a significant link between drinking and people who get the condition later in life. Approximately 90% of those affected have a history of alcoholism.