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What are the side effects of spandex underwear?

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Posted Mon, 5 Aug 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Jorge Brenes-Salazar 35 minutes later
Dear patient,

Thanks for your concerns. Despite the media advertisements and popular blogs that associate spandex underwear with things like infertility and cancer, I can tell you that there are no controlled trials in human beings that have supported such declarations. Nevertheless, from an anatomical perspective, in obese patients they may favor a humid, warmer environment that could predispose to fungal infections.

Yours truly,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
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