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November
2019
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Waist Trainers Are a Thing Again, but Are They Safe?

The Fashion Spot reports on the safety and efficacy of using waist trainers to assist with weight loss, according to experts.

The Fashion Spot spoke to Dena Barsoum, MD, physiatrist at HSS, who explained the potential issues that can arise after wearing a waist trainer for extended periods of time. “Waist trainers don’t promote healthy weight loss — in fact, they may alter your shape, not by weight loss or burning fat, but by forcibly moving your body structures, including your internal organs,” said Dr. Barsoum. “The compressive forces on your internal organs, such as your intestines and stomach, can cause reflux and heartburn. Your internal organs require space to work and compressing those organs can compromise their function. Furthermore, waist trainers can cause nerve impingement and rib injury, both of which can be very painful,” she added.

Read the article at Thefashionspot.com.