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Metal and magnetic jewelry in sports; are the benefits all in our minds? The Wall Street Journal reports.

TI Image lo res Yesterday's Wall Street Journal presented an excellent article on the questionable curative properties of copper and magnets among other metals. I personally know many tennis players, both male and female, who wear magnetic jewelry to allay aches and pains. This site reported on one such product last year.

Referencing results from a British study of copper and magnetic bracelets published in this month's Complementary Therapies in Medicine, WSJ health writer Melinda Beck presents the medical facts in her piece, "Metal: Panacea or Placebo?." Check it out here.

It appears that any positive effects may be all in our minds. Anyone disagree?