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Compression tights don't make you run farther or faster, study says

CNN.com—June 1, 2017

CNN.com featured a new study done by the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center that found compression tights do not help runners run farther or faster. Compression tights are form-fitting leggings that clothing manufacturers claim hold muscles in place and offer other health benefits.

Jordan D. Metzl, MD, primary care sports medicine physician at HSS, commented on the study's findings. "I generally tell my patients that compression shorts and compression gear falls into the 'can't hurt' category of medicine, meaning some people like the way it feels."

"The fact that it ... psychologically makes people feel like they're running faster or more supported -- it doesn't really matter. They certainly don't do any harm. And if people feel like they're helping them, they're helping them," he added.

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