‘I felt like I was burning up from the inside out’: what are the effects of DNP?

Eight people have died in Britain in the last two years taking the drug. Other users have said it left them sweating, faint and unable to function

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, they say. But 2,4-Dinitrophenol, or DNP, might be the exception to the rule: it is apt to do both.

A spate of deaths in Britain in recent years has highlighted the dangers of a chemical used not just by bodybuilders but by slimmers too.

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