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Are Waist Trainers Bad for You? That'd Be a Resounding *Yes*

Surprise, surprise: There's no real way to "train" your waist. But that reality hasn't stopped such celebrities as Jessica Alba, Amber Rose, and various Kardashian sisters from wearing and showing off their waist trainers. Unfortunately, like many other "weight loss" products hawked by celebrity stars, waist trainers aren't what they're cracked up to be. And yes, they can be bad for you. Risks of prolonged waist trainer use include crushed organs, fractured ribs, and compressed lungs, Marie Claire reports. And Christopher Ochner, Ph.D., weight loss and nutrition expert at New York City's Mount Sinai Hospital, tells the magazine people have actually passed out while wearing waist trainers. "It just crams all of your organs together," health and wellness expert Dr. Tasneem Bhatia tells USA Today. "So over a long period of time, wearing it too much and too frequently, it can cause damage, too." Just about to head out

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