August 17th, 2013
The dangers of the ‘tapeworm diet’
Importing and selling tapeworms in the U.S. is illegal, but that hasn’t stopped some from using them in extreme dieting. “This really is just the cuckoo dieting for people who just aren’t fat,” said NBC’s chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman, calling for moderation and patience in dieting, not dangerous fads. TODAY’s Erica Hill interviews Snyderman.