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Does a mineral wristband affect balance? A randomized, controlled, double-blind study.

Ekvall-Hansson, Eva LU ; Beckman, Anders LU and Persson, Liselott LU (2015) In Journal of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 44(1).
Abstract
Having good balance is a facilitating factor in the performance of everyday activities. Good balance is also essential in various sport activities in order to both get results and prevent injury. A common measure of balance is postural sway, which can be measured both antero-posteriorly and medio-laterally. There are several companies marketing wristbands whose intended function is to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Randomized controlled trials have shown that wristbands with holograms have no effect on balance but studies on wristbands with minerals seem to be lacking.
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Journal of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
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1916-0208
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10.1186/s40463-015-0079-1
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  abstract     = {Having good balance is a facilitating factor in the performance of everyday activities. Good balance is also essential in various sport activities in order to both get results and prevent injury. A common measure of balance is postural sway, which can be measured both antero-posteriorly and medio-laterally. There are several companies marketing wristbands whose intended function is to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Randomized controlled trials have shown that wristbands with holograms have no effect on balance but studies on wristbands with minerals seem to be lacking.},
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  author       = {Ekvall-Hansson, Eva and Beckman, Anders and Persson, Liselott},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  publisher    = {BioMed Central},
  series       = {Journal of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  title        = {Does a mineral wristband affect balance? A randomized, controlled, double-blind study.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40463-015-0079-1},
  volume       = {44},
  year         = {2015},
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