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2006-07-10 08:35:00

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK -- Creatine, a dietary supplement popular among competitive tennis players, does little to improve strength or performance on the court, a study shows. Dr. Babette Pluim from the Royal Netherlands Lawn Tennis Association in Amersfoort and colleagues tested the effects of short- and medium-term creatine supplementation on selected aspects of tennis-specific training in 36 competitive male tennis players. Compared with placebo supplementation, neither six days nor...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.