Warning: Tight pants, skinny jeans and Spanx may be hazardous to your health

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by CBS News

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Posted on January 21, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 21 at 8:03 PM

(CBS News) Wearing skinny jeans and other restrictive, tight clothing might seem like the more fashion-friendly choice, but it may come with a hefty price tag - for your health.

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"When you're wearing skinny jeans to make yourself skinny that's not the point," Dr. Nicholas Morrissey, vascular surgeon with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center, told to HealthPop. "Skinny jeans are meant to accentuate the way you look, not to make yourself look another way."

"Clothing isn't designed to give us a shape that we don't have, and that's where people get in trouble," he added.

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