Mother Feeds Daughter Tapeworms to Prepare for a Beauty Pageant

August 24, 2014 1:15 PM

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Mother Feeds Daughter Tapeworms to Prepare for a Beauty Pageant

Now, tapeworms can reach humans if they eat undercooked meat. Tapeworm eggs can be ingested by eating food prepared by someone with fecal matter on their hands. When she informed the teen that her symptoms were being caused by tapeworms, her mother’s face turned to flint. Following the mother’s look of horror came a series of profuse apologies. It turns out the mother had made a trip to Mexico to buy tapeworm eggs to allow her daughter to shed some additional weight ahead of a beauty pageant.

Ingesting tape worms to lose weight is a method used by some to control their weight, albeit with numerous health risks. Tapeworms will cause the host to experience fatigue and nausea as a result of losing nutrients. They will continue to grow and can reach a length of 30 feet. Some worms may live a...

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