Published in Pharma Law Weekly, April 20th, 2004
"We could not find a benefit," said Stephen B. Thacker, director of the epidemiology program office at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Athletes who stretch might feel more limber, but they shouldn't count on stretching to keep them healthy, he said.
Thacker and four CDC colleagues combed research databases for studies that had compared stretching with other ways to prevent training injuries. They combined data from five studies so they could look more closely for any benefits that might emerge as a pattern. Their report was published is in...
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