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 stomach is a muscular sac that is important for absoring food and preparing food for further digestion
The small intestine is the location in the body where the majority of the nutrients from ingested food are absorbed.
The omentum is another word for the fatty layer that surrounds your internal organs.
The colon has bacteria which helps break food down; it is shorter than the small intestine but has a larger diameter.
The concentrated bile stored in the gallbladder is released when fatty foods enter the small intestine.
The duodenum plays an important role in regulating the emptying of stomach contents into the rest of the small intestine.
The liver produces bile and is the first stop for the majority of the nutrients that are absorbed during digestion.
The pancreas is a gland that is a part of the digestive system as well as a hormone system that regulates sugar.