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No evidence that sports products work

19th July 2012

An investigation by BBC Panorama and the British Medical Journal has cast doubt on whether sports drinks, protein shakes and expensive trainers work.

The probe looked into the performance-enhancing claims of some popular sports products found “a striking lack of evidence” to back them up. Oxford University researchers examined 431 claims in 104 sport product adverts and found a lack of high-quality research, calling for better studies to help inform consumers. They suggest that consumers could be wasting their money on such products.


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