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Iowa woman tries 'tapeworm diet', prompts doctor warning

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Iowa woman tries 'tapeworm diet', prompts doctor warning

Iowa woman tries 'tapeworm diet', prompts doctor warning   - TODAY.com

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Iowa woman tries 'tapeworm diet', prompts doctor warning

Tapeworm Diet This diet might seem disgusting; however, there are theories that prove it can be effective. This diet involves ingesting a tapeworm by eating contaminated food or taking tablets with the larvae. The science behind it is that once the tapeworm is in the digestive system, it will absorb some of the calories from the foods consumed and it'll eventually comes out of the body with bowel movements. Processing tapeworms is illegal in America and this diet posses some risks and…

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The Horrifying Legacy of the Victorian Tapeworm Diet

The Horrifying Legacy of the Victorian Tapeworm Diet | Atlas Obscura

There was actually an advertisement for the tapeworm diet, in the late 1800s which suggested that you swallow a sanitized tapeworm as opposed to what, a dirty unwashed tapeworm? The ad shows a slim well-dressed woman who has reached her desired weight level.