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The new wonder drug - how WADA will treat this one ?

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Given that it was injected it will be against WADA rules.

Does go to show how powerful the mind is.

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Placebo effect is well known, and it's important in study design to eliminate it's influence from the results when assessing impact of various interventions (many false claims of efficacy are no more than placebo). It's also why good study uses double (or triple) blind methodology so that neither the researcher nor the subject know what treatment group they are in (and ideally neither does the person doing the statistical analysis).

Keep in mind there's also a nocebo effect that can work the other way.

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There's a very good book "Cure" by Jo Marchant - all about the placebo effect and the many experiments that have been done and some of the astonishing results B)

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On 3/12/2018 at 2:16 PM, Alex Simmons said:

Placebo effect is well known,

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Also well known is that placebos can have devastating side effects; weight gain, weight loss, drowsiness, insomnia, constipation, diarrhoea, increased libido, loss of libido....the list goes on.  All from a little sugar pill. The human mind is very powerful.

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13 hours ago, wetspot said:

The human mind is very powerful.

It sure is - Tinley said in one of his magazine articles many years ago - endurance is a state of mind - in my coaching this is the angle I pursue most - any fool can get a body fit B)

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14 hours ago, wetspot said:

Also well known is that placebos can have devastating side effects; weight gain, weight loss, drowsiness, insomnia, constipation, diarrhoea, increased libido, loss of libido....the list goes on.  All from a little sugar pill. The human mind is very powerful.

Didn't see my comment about nocebo?

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