- Celebrities rave that corset training has helped them lose weight and shape their waist
- The long-term effects of "waist training" are dubious, although wearing a corset could restrict calorie intake
- Wearing a corset, especially if it is too tight, could have harmful health effects such as heartburn and lung infections
(CNN)Corsets are more than just eye-catching garments for women embracing their seductive side or a fashion statement for "Game of Thrones" fans. They are being touted as a strategy to shed pounds and teach your torso to develop a more hourglass shape.