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Is it possible to genetically engineer a tapeworm that is beneficial for weight loss, without the usual negative symptoms?

Asked by ragingloli (49946points) January 22nd, 2022

It surely would be a great weight loss option.

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canidmajor's avatar

What traits would you engineer for? Just Google “tapeworm diet” and lots of info comes up with delightful details. :-)

Forever_Free's avatar

It’s been done. There are no less negative impacts than yo-yo fad diets.

kritiper's avatar

I think I’d rather have my stomach stapled.

RocketGuy's avatar

It’s pretty gross to have a worm living in your body. Even worse, they tend to multiply. If you could prevent the multiplication, it would be less gross. Luckily there is a safe therapeutic dose for Ivermectin for that.

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