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26 October 2010

Balance bracelets a pricey placebo

Rubber wrist bands claiming to promote natural energy flow for greater strength and balance were among the products "named and shamed" by a consumer group.

Rubber wrist bands claiming to promote natural energy flow for greater strength and poise were among the products "named and shamed" by an Australian consumer group. 

The "Power Balance" band worn recently by golfer Ian Poulter at the 2010 Ryder cup and celebrities like basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal was pronounced "a pricey placebo". 

 
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