lgbasallote
  • lgbasallote
What is the origin of the idiom "worms in stomach" for someone who eats a lot? is there any biological background to it?
Biology
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anonymous
  • anonymous
I've never heard that idiom, but I suppose it could have something to do with intestinal parasites.
lgbasallote
  • lgbasallote
oh. i was thinking tapeworms...
anonymous
  • anonymous
It was once believed that tapeworms could help you lose weight,actually. They can't, since they take such a tiny amount of nutrition from the host, but some other parasitic worms probably can.

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