Woman Dies After Diet of Soup and Water

A woman from South Shields has woman died after existing on a diet of soup and water, an inquest has recently heard.
Helen Anderson, 26, weighed 9st 2lb when she found dead by her mother at her home in Shelley Avenue, Cleadon Park, South Shields, in April.
She had lost nearly six stone after dieting to lose weight that she had piled on as a side effect of medication.
South Tyneside coroner Terence Carney recorded a verdict of accidental death, saying that he was sure that she had not intended to harm herself.
The inquest in South Shields heard that Miss Anderson’s body was so starved of sugar that it had begun to eat into its own fat reserves.
This triggered a metabolic chemical reaction called ketoacidosis, which killed her in the end.
It is crucial for dieters to eat a diet which is well balanced nutritionally and contains at least 1,500 calories a day for a woman and at least 2,000 calories a day for a man. It is best to agree your diet with your GP and/or a dietician.
The poison in her body was created by the body. This condition arises due to the body responding to a lack of sugar. Hence, Helen died partially due to the severe diet she was on in order to balance her weight.
This problem can set in without the dieter appreciating or understanding what is happening.
Miss Anderson, was 5ft 9ins and had weighed 15st. She weighed 9st 2lb when she died, with a Body Mass Index at the lower end of the scale.

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