Women are constantly pressured in the media to lose weight, so it is little surprise that some go to extreme lengths to fit in to unrealistic standards of beauty. 

The latest fad that females are falling for is the so-called cotton ball diet, which can pose serious threats to health.

Videos are being uploaded on YouTube with young girls showing just how to do the diet, which involves dipping cotton balls into orange juice, lemonade or a smoothie before swallowing them whole. The notion is that the cotton balls will make them feel full and satisfied, so they do not consume food and lose weight. 

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