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All the rage a few years ago, even some pro athletes were seen sporting candy-colored bands around their wrists. Manufacturers claim that the magnets (or stones or minerals) exert a powerful "life force" that helps improve everything from general well-being to balance to athletic prowess to even curing cancer. Research
done on the bracelets, however, does not support any of these claims.
Do you need it? No. Most scientists agree that any improvement seen while wearing these is more likely due to the placebo effect than the magnets. But if you think they help you or just think they're cute, there's no harm in wearing them. Plus, they're easier to wash than a lucky sports bra!
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