Weight Loss Folklore: Deliberate Tapeworm Infection
Tapeworms Cause Weight Loss but Did Anyone Ever Actully Ingest One On Purpose?
Would anyone really do this
deliberately?
Here is a photo of what purports
to be an old advertisement for
tapeworm eggs as weight control
And here is a website that claims to offer people the "priviledge"
of eating a tapeworm larva for the low price of only $2000 (and
the cost of a trip to Mexico). I can't tell if this is a joke or not. I
certainly hope it is, but after nearly twenty years of working in
weight loss, I can't be sure....
Conclusion:
Besides being revolting, tapeworm infection carries risk of serious or fatal
complications. Do NOT try this.
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