Pink placebo: Fake energy drink makes people run faster, further

Who needs steroids when you have the placebo effect?

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  • A study suggests that the effectiveness of sports drinks may depend in part on their color.
  • Runners who rinsed with a pink liquid ran better than those who consumed the same but colorless drink.
  • Improvement in their performance is likely due to a placebo effect.
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