Cotton ball diet
The cotton balls can cause blockages in the digestive system. Blockage in the intestines could result in dehydration, death of the human gastrointestinal tract and damage to internal organs. The diet will also result in a nutrition disorder.
The diet can also cause choking because the cotton balls cannot be broken down and must be eaten whole. Toxins in the synthetic ingredients of cotton balls can build up over time and cause organ damage.
The diet has been repeatedly condemned as dangerous.
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- "‘Cotton-Ball Diet’ Rotten, Say Nutritionists". CBS. 22 November 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
- Savastio, Rebecca (22 November 2013). "Cotton Ball Diet Goes Viral and May Kill Dieters". Guardian Express. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
- "The Cotton Ball Diet and Other Dieting Tricks You Should Never Try for Weight Loss". Emax Health. 15 September 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015.