But some heavy metals - like mercury, copper, cadmium and lead - tend to bond to certain organs or sites within the human body and can cause damage.
The storage of toxic chemicals in fat seems to be the body's way of moving these (and many other) harmful chemicals to a less destructive area.
When these stores of fat are called upon to provide a release of energy - the toxins are then released into the more readily impacted parts of the body and harmful side effects ensue.
What's the point?
Lose weight, and stay healthy.