DavidD wrote:Roundworm isn't a good idea, but eating some tapeworms is actually a fairly safe and effective way of reducing weight, IIRC.
Jamwal You're a medical student ..right ?
One of my friend's relatives had a tapeworm infection. The worm reached his brain and had to be surgically removed,
I never believed when some people said Chinese will eat anything.
David That's probably a pig tapeworm(Taenia solium), cow tapeworm(Taenia saginata) is pretty harmless. That was actually one of the test questions I had not so long ago, both pig and cow tapeworms were choices. You know, I actually thought about clarifying that, but I didn't think anybody on the board would care about the differences! So yeah, don't ever eat pig tapeworm, cysterci in the brain are bad stuff! Oh, and it's not just the Chinese who've tried this, check this pic I got from my lecture slides:
Actually, I had left the first post of yours without censure. But, since you continue to push and justify this 'therapy', I have no other choice but to refute it.
To start with, I am surprised that you did your medical studies in the US since what you recommend above is banned in civilized countries and you would have faced music had you prescribed this for your patients (except of course in China where everything under the sun can be eaten, including these worms (both round and tape)which are of faecal origin!).
And you try to substantiate that by providing a slide printed in the 1920s??!!
Check this out-
Naturally, it would also ingest the vitamins and minerals too, leaving the host totally malnourished...
The original tapeworms were offered as small tablets to swallow, which would then emerge from its wrappings in the stomach and develop onto a 25ft plus tapeworm.
Both worm eggs and tapeworm segments are excreted in bodily waste, but there would be no guarantee of eggs purchased in the black market toilets being sanitized enough (with the kind of quality control that we find in China with melamine tainted milk, well...)
So the take is, this is the 'solution' that is being touted and currently followed by the Chinese for reducing weight- a totally malnourished subject with a 25 foot monster fished out of $hit, sitting in his stomach sucking his very life out...!
Sometimes, I feel that the devious scheming of the Chinese in cultivating a seemingly 'symbiotic' relationship with terrorist Pak, NoKo and other tinpot dictator vermins/worms of the world to meet their own selfish ends (short term benefit but long term disaster for themselves) doesn't have a root cause after all, in their way of thinking as reflected here! The analogy is hard to miss, the 'symbiotic' (which Chinese would want to believe) is actually a 'parasitic' relationship!