Sentence Examples

  • The control group took a placebo, while the experimental subjects took the drug that was being tested.
  • Subjects who took the supplement reported an overall drop in their carb cravings compared to the placebo group.
  • Research results on the efficacy of St. John's wort have been inconsistent, with some studies finding the herb to be as effective as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and others finding it no more effective than a placebo.
  • A 1998 study of 29,133 male smokers in Finland showed 32% less cases of prostate cancer and 40% less deaths from prostate cancer among men who took vitamin E to prevent lung cancer compared to men who took a placebo.
  • The pill is taken for 21 consecutive days of the menstrual cycle followed by a 'placebo' pill for 7 days, during which time menstruation occurs.Combination pills are not recommended for women who wish to breastfeed.