Jan 17, 2010 - 11:56 pm
I've been looking for the answer to this question for a long time now.
I've waited to see if Dr. Oz would discuss it; I've searched the internet for this answer as well. I'm hoping now that some of you will have the answer to this question as I cannot for the life of me find it.
Okay, I know that the omentum is very important in that it's key role is to harbor fat onto it, ultimately resulting in a beer-belly effect. Also it is this fat (on the omentum) that eventually encroaches into the major organs; i.e., liver, kidneys,etc causing a host of other health concerns.
Now, if the omentum is meant to be there and perform this way, how is it affecting those of us who have had it removed (as I have and I imagine many of you). Does this mean we will be less apt to gain fat in the abdomen or does it mean that fat is now running rampant within our abdomen now that we have no omentum for it to grab onto and wreak havoc on our organs?
I'm asking because I'm trying to live a healthier lifestyle (through better diet plan and eventually exercise). I'd just like to know how not having the omentum will affect the body overall. Will it have an adverse effect? If so and anyone knows, how so?
If anyone has the answer, I'd greatly appreciate it.