1) Back in the 1930s, a chemical called DNP (2,4-Dinitrophenol) was prescribed as a weight loss pill.
(Don't take these pills, folks!) Describe how DNP is a metabolic poison and why it was thought to be a good mechanism for weight loss. The link to a page about metabolic poisons, including but not limited to DNP, follows: http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~bioslabs/studies/mitochondria/mitopoisons.html
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