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Where is the kidney in the human body of an obese person?

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In brief: Kidneys don't move

The kidneys don't really move if you gain weight.
However, they may seem deeper in the abdomen or flanks as more and more fatty tissue is layered on to the body. Also, there is a layer of natural or peri-renal fat that may enlarge as more and more weight is gained.

In brief: Kidneys don't move

The kidneys don't really move if you gain weight.
However, they may seem deeper in the abdomen or flanks as more and more fatty tissue is layered on to the body. Also, there is a layer of natural or peri-renal fat that may enlarge as more and more weight is gained.
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