'Cotton ball diet' could have dangerous consequences

Posted at: 11/22/2013 1:52 PM
By: Lauren Lea, WOAI

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SAN ANTONIO (WOAI) -- In the pursuit of body perfection, dieting can take some strange turns. Videos on YouTube tout the "cotton ball diet" as a quick way to lose weight.  

Basically, you eat a cotton ball soaked in some sort of juice, rather than eating a real meal.

"It's my understanding there are a lot of super models and celebrities attempting this, and I'm sure young women emulate women and their figures," said Dr. Fred Campbell, with UT Medicine San Antonio.  

He says you should never try something like a cotton ball.

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