2,4-Dinitrophenol (DNP): A Weight Loss Agent with Significant Acute Toxicity and Risk of Death

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2,4-Dinitrophenol (DNP) is reported to cause rapid loss of weight, but unfortunately is associated with an unacceptably high rate of significant adverse effects. DNP is sold mostly over the internet under a number of different names as a weight loss/slimming aid. It causes uncoupling of oxidative phosphorylation; the classic symptom complex associated with… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s13181-011-0162-6

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@article{Grundlingh201124DinitrophenolA, title={2,4-Dinitrophenol (DNP): A Weight Loss Agent with Significant Acute Toxicity and Risk of Death}, author={Johann Grundlingh and Paul Ivor Dargan and Marwa El-Zanfaly and David J. Wood}, journal={Journal of Medical Toxicology}, year={2011}, volume={7}, pages={205-212} }