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Hyderabad boy in UK dies after taking DNP fat-burning pills

DNP is the lethal fat loss pill
DNP, the banned Lethal fat loss pill

An 18-year-old Indian student from Hyderabad studying in UK died after taking lethal bodybuilding pills to help him lose weight. Few hours before the tragic event Sarmad Alladin had praised the pills on Facebook, he even posted the pictures of the yellow tablets on the social networking site.

The pills were called DNP a known drug that contains 2, 4-Dinitrophenol and is banned since 1938. DNP was the very first drug ever prescribed for weight loss and was used extensively as diet pills from 1933 to 1938, after Stanford University did a research on the drug’s ability to greatly increase metabolic rate. Only after the first year of being in market at least 100,000 persons had been treated with DNP in the United States, in addition to many others abroad. Reports had shown that an intake of 20–50 mg/kg in humans can be lethal. The dangerous side-effects and rapidly developing cataracts resulted in DNP being discontinued in the United States by the end of 1938.

Sarmad Alladin, victim of the deadly DNP pill
Sarmad Alladin, victim of the deadly DNP pill

DNP was originally sold as an explosive, but due to its ability to raise the human metabolic rate by up to 50%, it has been used by desperate bodybuilders to shed several pounds of fat per day in the final days before a show. DNP can lead to blindness and even death in case of over dosage. DNP (Dinitrophenol) gained popularity in the 1990s as an effective fat-loss drug among bodybuilders. DNP causes the body to metabolize food but instead of producing energy ATP (Adenosine triphosphate), heat is generated, so much heat that the organs can actually melt in the body. So literally, DNP actually melts away body fat.

According to a study published in the Journal of Medical Toxicity 62 deaths have been attributed to DNP. The study authors from the Whittington Hospital in London wrote: ‘DNP is reported to cause rapid loss of weight, but unfortunately is associated with an unacceptably high rate of significant adverse effects’. DNP is rightly banned, but still is sold mostly over the internet under a number of different names which contains 2, 4-Dinitrophenol. It is marketed mainly to bodybuilders as a weight loss aid as it is thought to dramatically boost metabolism.

So if you are the desperate one to lose weight, please understand that DNP is lethal pill period. There are really no shortcuts to achieve your dream physique, hard work and balanced diet should be the only way forward. If you want to lose weight, do it the sensible way.