Socialite Khloe Kardashian was spotted filming an episode of her family's reality show at a Beverly Hills boutique on Tuesday. The 31-year-old reality TV star sparked debate on social media about the dangers of wearing waist training corsets after she posted a photo of herself wearing a really tight training corset.
In the caption, she wrote:
"Im obsessed with the gym but a little extra help never hurt nobody @waistgangsociety and @premadonna87 keep my waist snatched and posture perfect. Once you try it, you will become obsessed!!!"
While Khloe isn't the only celebrity to promote waist trainers -- for a modest fee, of course -- she is the latest to show no concern for her young fans by promoting a potentially dangerous body shaping device.
Doctors caution women about wearing waist training corsets for lengthy periods of time. The corsets squeeze the internal organs together, leading to acid reflux that can corrode the lining of your esophagus (food pipe).
“Your stomach might get pushed up beyond the diaphragm, which could cause reflux,” said Caroline Apovian, professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. “If you’re wearing one and you experience those symptoms, that’s a definite sign that you need to loosen it or take it off,” Dr. Apovian told Health magazine.
It probably isn't a good idea for young people to take advice from a woman who has butt implants.