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Body Image trend raising health concerns

Women wanting to be thin is not a new concept. Add on social media, a new body image trend, and teenage girls, and health experts say there's the potential for very risky behavior.

Have you heard of the "thigh gap?"  It refers to the space between the thighs when feet are together. Examples can easily be found all over popular social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

The danger lies in teens that see the thigh gap as a standard for being thin and then do what they think it takes to get slender thighs.

It's especially concerning because the thigh gap can be impossible for some.

While there are no statistics to show the "thigh gap" trends lead to eating disorders, Dr. Retta Evans says research does show there's the potential for a dangerous link.

"The more social media they had, the more likelihood they had developing an eating disorder or negative body image."

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