Woman's insides explode after taking diet pills

Woman's insides explode after taking diet pills
Published: 2015 April 21 07:01:08 (10594 Views)
A 21-year-old woman died when her metabolism 'exploded like TNT' after taking diet pills she bought off the internet.

Eloise Aimee Parry of Shrewsbury, UK, 'burned up from the inside' after swallowing the highly-toxic substance known as Dinitrophenol or DNP.

She began feeling unwell at around lunchtime on April 12 following eight tablets – six more than a lethal dose – and drove herself to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

Doctors carried out a toxicity test and told her there was no antidote.

They desperately tried to stabilise her but Eloise, known as Ella to friends and family, died just three hours later.

Today her mother Fiona, 51, issued a stark warning about buying diet pills online.

'I didn't know it at the time, but Ella had bought slimming tablets on the internet. A substance called DNP that is unsuitable for human consumption because of its toxicity.

'She had taken even more of these "slimming tablets" than recommended on the pack and had no idea just how dangerous they really were.

'When her hearted stopped they couldn't revive her.

'She had crashed. She had taken so much DNP that the consequences were inevitable. They never stood a chance of saving her. She burned and crashed.



'She never intended to take her own life. She just never really understood how dangerous the tablets that she took were.

'DNP is not a miracle slimming pill. It is a deadly toxin. It is similar to TNT in structure.

'TNT is an explosive. DNP causes your metabolism to run at an explosive level, with potentially fatal consequences.'

The cause of Eloise's death will be confirmed by a coroner at a later date.

Eloise was studying Families and Childcare Studies at Glyndwr University and was planning to go on to take a Masters Degree.

A spokesperson said: 'Ella  was a motivated group member who contributed enthusiastically to all modules, always championing the promotion of positive well-being for children and young people.

'She was a popular student with staff, peers, across the University and within placement.

'She always strived to do her best in everything and had great potential both academically and in practice.

Police are now investigating where Eloise purchased the pills, which cost around £70 for 100 capsules containing 200mg of DNP.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) added: 'We advise the public not to take any tablets or powders containing DNP, as it is an industrial chemical and not fit for human consumption. It can be extremely dangerous to human health.'



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