[*Back before the FDA started cracking down on drug companies in the 1930s, there were a few that actually sold encapsulated tapeworm segments as a "diet" aid.]
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Never eating sushi again, redux
The June issue of the journal is out. Once again readers can learn stuff that I'm reasonably sure some of us would be happier not knowing. You know what the worst part of the article accompanying the above illustration was? It was learning that despite having several meters of tapeworm emerge from one's butt, as well as experiencing various other symptoms of gastro-instestinal distress (e.g., the trots), sufferers generally did not lose any weight! I mean, what's the point of hosting a parasite if the not-so-wee beastie doesn't even live up to its reputation*?