Research Paper Volume 13, Issue 5 pp 6702—6711

The impact of visceral obesity on chronic constipation, inflammation, immune function and cognitive function in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Comparison of visceral obesity of two patients with same BMI. The first patient has lower BMI than the other patient (20.1 kg/m2 vs. 29.3kg/m2), and its VAT/SAT ratio is also lower, which means that patient with lower BMI has less visceral obesity (VAT/SAT ratio: 1.22 vs. 2.48).

Figure 1. Comparison of visceral obesity of two patients with same BMI. The first patient has lower BMI than the other patient (20.1 kg/m2 vs. 29.3kg/m2), and its VAT/SAT ratio is also lower, which means that patient with lower BMI has less visceral obesity (VAT/SAT ratio: 1.22 vs. 2.48).