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Diet with a Side Order of Worm

Using tapeworms to lose weight.

What if someone told you that you could eat whatever you wanted, not exercise, and still lose weight? You'd want to hear more, right? Well, like most diets that sound too good to be true, this diet comes with a catch: you have to eat a parasitic tapeworm. Whether you want to believe it's true or not, the use of tapeworms to lose weight has been around for 100 years. You may wonder what could possess someone to go to such extremes just to lose a few pounds. Such a practice isn't just disgusting, it's downright dangerous and even deadly.

Even though it's illegal in the United States, tapeworms can be purchased online from other countries and delivered right to your door. Every few years, you'll hear a horror story in the news of someone who's tried this unthinkable weight loss method and faced unpleasant side effects.

Now that you're curious, does a tapeworm really help you lose weight? What are the risks?

How It Works

Tapeworms are parasites. This means they require a host to infect and feed off of. Animals such as cows, pigs, sheep, fish, and dogs are common hosts. Humans can accidentally become infected through the ingestion of raw or undercooked meat from an animal that's infected, drinking dirty water, or from contact with infected animal or human feces. For dieting purposes, tapeworms can be purchased in pill form.

After ingestion, the parasitic worm travels to the intestines and attaches itself to the lining of the intestines. The food eaten by the host is eaten partly by the tapeworm and partly digested by the body. This means eating extra calories is no longer a concern and exercise isn't needed to aid in weight loss since the worm is consuming a good portion of the food eaten.

Once you have a tapeworm, it is there to stay. They've been known to live as many as 30 years in a host. They may start off small, but the more it eats, the more it grows. The eggs produced by the worm are expelled in the feces. When you lose the amount of weight you want, you can supposedly take medication to kill the worm, which will eventually come out in a horrific manner—dead or alive.

How's It Dangerous?

Don't be fooled by the quick and easy weight loss promised by tapeworm advocates. There are real dangers involved when it comes to tapeworms. Some people claim to have no unusual symptoms, but many people experience nausea, pain, bloating, diarrhea, loss of appetite, vitamin deficiencies, malnutrition, and weight loss. When the worm reaches a certain size, you can even feel it squirming around inside you.

More serious side effects may also occur. The intestines, appendix, bile ducts, or pancreatic duct can become blocked by the tapeworm, requiring surgery to remove the blockage. In some cases, eggs of the tapeworm turn into larvae that escape the intestines and enter the bloodstream, potentially causing organ and tissue damage, an allergic reaction, fever, bacterial infections, and cysts. These cysts can form throughout the body and even in the brain, where they cause memory loss, headaches, vision loss, confusion, meningitis, hydrocephalus, seizures, and death.

Does It Work?

If you're looking for quick weight loss, the tapeworm diet works. But are the dangers, horrors, and risks of such a diet worth the weight loss? Definitely not.