A Worm For Your Diet?

Science Alert claims health officials in Germany are debating on whether or not to allow parasitic worms to be sold as food and diet supplements. A Thai company claims parasitic worms are good because they attack intestinal diseases while other companies claim roundworms make women more fertile.

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine tells New Scientist; "Self-medication with any type of worm is not recommended and it is important to remember they're not in any way completely harmless. They may cause quite severe side effects if not monitored very carefully by a doctor.


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