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Typical US imaging appearance of CD was defined as bowel wall thickening (>3mm), losing or preserving the gut signature, while the extramural disease was defined as perienteric fluid and creeping fat which separates bowel loops .
The mesenteric is characterized by creeping fat as an increased mesenteric fat producing a mass effect which presented a slightly decreased signal intensity on T2 FAT-SAT-weighted images .
A University of Colorado team deduced that cutting calorie intake by half a chocolate bar or half a pint of beer a day should stop creeping fat