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I deliberately let a two-metre long tapeworm live in my gut for two months...


Parasites, such as leeches and tapeworms, often get a bad press, but I find them fascinating. So much so, a few years ago, I deliberately infected myself with some tapeworms to see what would happen (more on that in a moment).

In the years since that rather grisly self experiment, there's been mounting evidence that worms such as hookworm and tapeworm may hold the secret to reducing chronic inflammation.