Fitness expert links infertility to shoes

Feb. 7, 2006 at 5:11 PM
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LONDON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Five-inch stilettos -- the current fashion rage along with 1940s pencil skirts -- can harm a woman's fertility, a British fitness expert says.

"If people value their health in any way at all, avoid these killer heels at all costs," Dax Moy told The London Mirror. "They're not worth the risk."

High heels cause the pelvis to tip forward, said the man who bills himself as Britain's premier personal trainer.

"It doesn't stop there -- neck, back, shoulder pain, stress headaches and even premature hair loss can all ensue as a result of ignoring the way your body is designed to work," Moy said.

"If left unchecked, this can lead to menstrual dysfunction and increases in period pains as well as affecting the ability to conceive," Moy said.

Sales of five-inch stilettos have soared since major stars started wearing them and are certain to continue appearing in the fashion scene, the newspaper reported.

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