Lying to win-placebos and sport science.

  title={Lying to win-placebos and sport science.},
  author={Shona L. Halson and David T. Martin},
  journal={International journal of sports physiology and performance},
  volume={8 6},
introduce an intrigu-ing Thomas Jefferson quote from 1807 addressing “pious fraud”: “One of the most successful physicians I have ever known has assured me that he used more bread pills, drops of colored water, and powders of hickory ashes, than of all other medicines put together” (quote from reference 6).When it comes to winning at the highest levels of sport, it may be the case that many “sport scientists” have either stretched the truth or simply blatantly lied to an elite athlete in hopes… 

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