BMI is a measure used to index a person’s height and weight. BMI allows healthcare professionals and patients to better understand health issues associated with a specific weight classification (classifications such as obesity and morbid obesity).
The gallbladderconcentrates and stores bile as a pear-shaped sac which it can release to help digestion after a fatty meal.
The duodenumis a C-shaped tube that receives food from the stomach and prepares it for chemical digestion further along in the intestines.
The omentumis a fatty apron that serves a protective role and helps filter immune responses to gut bacteria.
The colonis a large tube that stores feces and also contains helpful bacteria that breaks down food that has not yet been absorbed.
The stomachis a muscular sac that is important for absorbing food and preparing food for further digestion.
The small intestine is a long tube where the majority of nutrients are absorbed.
The liveris a solid organ that produces bile for fat digestion and is also the first stop for the majority of absorbed nutrients.
The pancreasis a gland that produces chemicals for food break-down as well as a hormone system that regulates sugar.