A new trending diet being covered in the media is The Cotton Ball Diet. This fad makes medical professionals worried as many teens and those in the modeling industry are trying it out as a means to lose weight. This type of eating disorder which consists of consuming non-nutritive substances which do not provide a means of vitamins, minerals, calories, proteins or the fats our bodies need has been identified as Pica. Growth and development can be compromised due to the lack of nutrients being taken in. Doctors and Registered Dietitians are concerned that following this fad diet can lead to even more severe eating disorders and even death if not addressed. Swallowing cotton balls can also lead to digestive problems and may stay in the stomach or intestines causing damage and blockage. If you or someone you know is experiencing this or other forms of eating disorders be sure to seek medical attention.