a. A number of fat-soluble substances may be stored in the fat of the body. Vitamins A and D are fat-soluble.
b. In addition, organophosphoric compounds of modern pesticides are often stored in human fat. Although these compounds may have been required in food production, they may also be ingested along with the food.
c. The storage of such substances becomes particularly important when an individual goes on a crash diet. As fat is lost during such a diet, these fat-soluble substances are released into the general system. They may reach dangerous levels. In addition, the organs supported by the fat may become loose within the body and subject to injury.
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