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Teens could harm their bodies by wearing shapewear

NATIONAL -- A growing fashion trend could impact teens' development.

Shapewear or "Spanx" as they are better known, are worn by women of all ages because they help help flatten tummies with form fitting material.

But now young teenagers are getting into the fad and doctors are concerned it will negatively affect their developing bodies.

"You just are squeezing the body too much so you are placing either direct pressure onto a nerve or squeezing internal organs," Dr. Orley Avitzur, medical advisor for Consumer Reports,' said.

But many teen still say they would rather be uncomfortable than appear fat.

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