The Omentum: A Curtain of Tissue That Keeps Our Guts Working

A push to renew research into an understudied gut organ is gaining momentum.

The organ in question? The omentum. It’s a curtain of fatty tissue that hangs down from our stomach and liver and wraps around the intestines, and is known to play a role in immune responses and metabolism, although exactly how that happens is only dimly understood.

Because the omentum doesn’t have a discrete function like, say, our stomach, it can be easy to overlook. But, as a new review published in the jou

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