Diets Through History: The Good, Bad, and Scary

From the tapeworm diet to Weight Watchers, the high—and low—points in dieting history.
Maria Callas

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Mid-1950s

Urban legend has it that opera singer Maria Callas dropped 65 pounds on the Tapeworm Diet, allegedly by swallowing a parasite-packed pill.

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