May 1997 Issue

Powerful Pills Or Pricey Placebos? A Look At Sports Nutrition Supplements

Regular physical activity can reduce your risk of disease, not to mention help you look and feel great. Spring is the perfect time to lace up your sneaks, restring your tennis racquet or splurge on a 24-speed mountain bike. While expending all that energy, you might be tempted to try one of many "magic bullets" marketed to sports-minded individuals, which variously claim to energize, build muscle, burn fat, melt away pounds and, of

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