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.
Cholesterol is a special lipid-type substance. It is very important for the proper
functioning of several structures and processes of the body, particularly in the liver.
However, there are some indications that, in some individuals, excessive cholesterol
may be damaging to the cardiovascular system of the body.