Business tycoon’s daughter found dead after going on all liquid vegan detox diet
A student was found dead in London after going on a diet of only fluids.
Leyla Ciftkurt, 24, was the daughter of a Turkish business tycoon and had been adhering to a liquid vegan detox diet.
She was found dead after suffering a cardiac arrest following her mum demanding a check on her after being unable to contact her for two days.
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Leyla's death was first reported in Turkey, where her wealthy father Tahsin Ciftkurt has made millions in the automobile industry.
Turkish journalist Bulent Cankurt broke the news of the Leyla's death last week.
"Yesterday at noon, I received very sad news. Leyla Ciftkurt, the 24-year-old daughter of Asli Cetiner, one of the famous names of the high society, with businessman Tahsin Ciftkurt, was found dead in her home in London, where she was studying at university," they said.
"When her mum Asli did not hear from Leyla for two days, she called her university in London, and was told that she did not go to school, so she asked her friends for help.
"Leyla's friends then had a great shock when they entered her house, accompanied by the police. Unfortunately, Leyla was found dead in her home. Destroyed by this sad news, Aslı flew to London yesterday."
"I wish God's mercy on Leyla, who is mourned by her family and fans."
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Liquid diets are often used by people seeking to lose weight quickly.
Last year it was reported that legendary Australian cricketer Shane Warne had been on a liquid diet for 14 days prior to his death.
Days before he died, he tweeted: "The goal by July is to get back to this shape from a few years ago."
NHS advice warns against liquid dieting, as it usually involves consuming very little protein and fibre.
Dr Simon Steenson, of the British Nutrition Foundation, says: "Extreme diets are not a sustainable solution for losing weight in the long term, as much of the weight that is lost is likely to be water or lean muscle."
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