In XX century, the fashion for thinness peaked. Many women were ready to do anything for a quick and noticeable results, even if it meant to settled in their body parasite.
Capsules with bovine tapeworm larvae had to be taken inside. Once ingested, the parasite begins to absorb nutrients and fat reserves. Woman lost weight, but the worm, by contrast, grew up, sometimes reaching a length of 50 centimeters. When the desired effect has been achieved, the worm was removed by special medications or by surgical intervention.Disadvantage of this diet was a likelihood of death.