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Spanx: The New Corset? How Shapewear Actually Destroys You From The Inside Out

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Body shapers like Spanx changed the lives of those who could not stuff themselves into slim gowns, but new studies show that the side effects of a slimmer-looking tummy might be detrimental to one's health.

Shapewear is being compared to someone sitting on your stomach for hours at a time, squishing your organs. The products can even cause tingling and numbness in the legs and restrict circulation, leading to swollen ankles and blood clots.

Doctors advise against shapewear to correct posture and cite that the conditions of shapewear create an environment that leaves the body prone to infection.

So many women, from Oscar winners to soccer moms, swear by the product that its popularity and revenue has soared in the last few years. The reveal of this information has made the product comparable to Victorian-style corsets that drew the waist, both bone and tissue, to life-long damage.

Watch the segment above to hear what FOX 29's Dr. Mike has to say about Spanx and shapewear.

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