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Chris's father, David Mapletoft, said he had no idea his son was taking the pills. He said: "He was already slim, muscular and well built. We just think this was (for him) just another pound or two coming away from the midriff and then he would look fantastic on the beach.
"It is all speculation. We don't 100% know that because we have no idea what he was thinking. I can't think of another reason."
- Chris was in the upper-sixth form at Hampton School and played in the school's rugby team
- His A-level results, which came after he died in June, would have helped him towards a business course at Bath University
- Chris exercised regularly and worked hard to keep fit
The parents of a healthy, bright teenager who died after taking a toxic diet pill said they were "incredulous" that it is so easily available at the click of a button without any legal comeback.
18-year-old Chris Mapletoft died after taking 2,4-dinitrophenol, known as DNP. It is a chemical used in pesticides but sold online as a quick-fix diet aid.