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    People are paying a fortune travelling to have tapeworm dieting done in Mexico as it's illegal in the USA. Buying a large stapler and applying it to the lips is much cheaper
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    Quote Originally Posted by nimbulan View Post
    There's actually a lot of new research going into tapeworm pills. Certain species can actually be beneficial and are not parasitic. Of course convincing people to take them is another issue...
    I'm skeptical of the "not parasitic" claim -- none of them have a digestive system so depend upon the nutrients they absorb.

    What benefits are being touted?
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    I wouldn't mind knowing this myself. How can a tapeworm help anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonsEye View Post


    What benefits are being touted?
    Weight loss. They've been used for that for a very very long time. They can be effective but some side effects can be not to brilliant.( I think I'd prefer the stapler or good duct tape)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredg View Post
    Weight loss. They've been used for that for a very very long time. They can be effective but some side effects can be not to brilliant.( I think I'd prefer the stapler or good duct tape)

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    I should have been more precise .... I meant beyond weight loss -- if there was any other benefit. I knew that, women in particular, had been known to intentionally ingest tapeworm proglottids in order to infest themselves with tapeworms to "fight the battle of the bulge".

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonsEye View Post
    I'm skeptical of the "not parasitic" claim -- none of them have a digestive system so depend upon the nutrients they absorb.

    What benefits are being touted?
    I'm having trouble finding the article I read about the research but it was a very specific species that could not reproduce in your digestive system, necessitating regular ingestion. If I remember right it may have had something to do with curing food allergies.

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    I remember reading about someone that had severe allergies. (To what, I forget). It was within the past year. He ended up travelling to Africa specifically to get infested by tapeworms by walking barefoot in the latrine areas in remote villages. He did get infested and his allergies disappeared. I believe he is selling the tapeworms via some means. Now to see if a Google search can confirm this.

    Here it is: Willingly infected with a stomach worm -RADIOLAB - YouTube
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