A diet in the form of high-protein drinks. Such diets were very popular in the 1970s until some forms were blamed for several sudden, unexpected deaths. The deaths were never satisfactorily explained, but they might have been due to high sodium:low potassium levels, plus an imbalance of essential amino acids needed for muscle growth and repair. Since the heart is mainly muscle, this would have had serious and sometimes fatal consequences. See also high protein diet.
Subjects: Medicine and Health.