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Formerly known as a girdle, the body shaper women wear may make them look slim and trim but it can also contribute to gerd.  

Doctor Richard Desi at the Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore says it's purely a mechanical issue. 

The tight fitting garment increases pressure on the stomach. 

Stomach contents then have a greater chance of refluxing back into the esophagus, and that's not the only fashion staple that can create health issues, more in today's Living Right.