Aug 16, 2013 Iowa woman swallows tapeworm to lose weight. DES MOINES, Iowa People will do almost anything to lose weight. Just ask an Iowa woman, who apparently thought that ingesting a live tapeworm would be a good diet aid.
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This is one diet trend unlikely to catch on anytime soon. A woman in Iowa was so desperate to lose weight that she ate a live tapeworm.
The woman purchased the parasite off the Internet after seeing web sites proclaiming the wonders of using tapeworms as a weightloss tool. An Iowa woman recently discovered something worse than being overweight: swallowing a parasitic worm in order to drop a few pounds. The woman went to her doctor and admitted shed bought a tapeworm off the Internet and swallowed it, says Dr.
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Patricia Quinlisk, the medical director of the Iowa Department of Public Health. The theory was that the tapeworms would reach maturity in the intestines and absorb food.
Once the person has reached their desired weight loss, they then take an antiparasitic pill to attempt to kill off the tapeworm which, also causes complications.
There used to be more daring choices.
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Like the tapeworm egg diet. Thats right, a program that told you to swallow tapeworm eggs and lose weight.
An Iowa woman recently discovered something worse than being overweight: swallowing a parasitic worm in order to drop a few pounds. Woman Swallows Tapeworm To Lose Weight.
Woman swallows tapeworm to lose weight - opinion, interestingThe diet: Swallowing capsules containing the head of or eggs from a Taenia saginata, a beef tapeworm, is one of the first recorded diet fads. Women hoping to fit into tiny corsets were promised rapid weight loss in ads dating back to the 1800 Has anyone ever really eaten a tapeworm for weightloss? Read this article to find out if anyone has ever really eaten a tapeworm for weightloss.
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