Worms to lose weight???

  1. I found this article and it just amazes me what lengths people would do to lose weight:

    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/world/view/20080219-119937/Hong-Kong-warns-against-using-worms-to-lose-weight


    Hong Kong warns against using worms to lose weight

    Agence France-Presse
    First Posted 22:40:00 02/19/2008
    HONG KONG--Hong Kong health officials Tuesday warned would-be slimmers not to consume parasitic worms in an attempt to lose weight following adverts for products containing worm eggs.

    A health department spokesman said there was no scientific evidence that infestation with ascaris, a parasitic worm which lives in the intestine, was a way to lose weight.

    He warned that worm infestations caused pain, vomiting and diarrhoea and could prove difficult to get rid of.

    "Ascaris infestation may also be fatal due to serious complications in human bodies such as intestinal, biliary tract or pancreatic duct obstruction. The worms may invade such organs as the lungs," he said.

    "The infestation can be treated with medication that kills the parasite. Surgical removal of the worms may be required in case of obstruction."

    The health department said it issued the warning following reports that a product containing worm eggs was being promoted as a slimming aid on a commercial website.

    Ascaris is the most common worm infection in humans and is mostly found in tropical areas where sanitation and hygiene are poor. Adult worms can grow to more than 30 centimeters (one foot) long.
     
  2. My banana just came back up. This is so sick! of COURSE you're going to lose weight if your puking and uh expelling everything from your body! Sheesh, doesn't anyone try to lose weight the old fashioned way anymore? with laxatives and ipecac? juuuuust kidding people. :biggrin::p
     
  3. OMG. I'd do a lot of things to dump a few pounds, but that is just gross.
     
  4. :throwup:
     
  5. I prefer to be fat :throwup:
     
  6. Eeeeewww!!
     
  7. Stupid people do the stupidest things
     
  8. *BARF* :throwup:
     
  9. I'll keep my fat thank you very much!!
     
  10. Danica!!! :roflmfao::roflmfao:
     
  11. :sick::sick::throwup::throwup:
     
  12. Ewwwww - there was a report in the UK a few months ago that young women were intentionally using food poisioning as a diet aid.
     
  13. thats just wrong.....
     
  14. Terrible...
     
  15. Apparently not only in UK, i saw the article bout Australia women eating dodgey food to get food poisoning. Samonella in seafood is the most common bacteria apparently.

    they just dont understand is through this u only lose water weight and in the long run, could harm the body