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Iowa woman eats tapeworm to lose weight
IOWA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - An Iowa woman recently went to the doctor and confessed she bought a tapeworm on the Internet and ate it--all in an attempt to lose weight.
The doctor then had to call the State Health Department for guidance.
He was told to give her special medication that kills the parasite.
According to scientific research, one tapeworm can't absorb enough food and nutrients to even make a real difference in weight.