The ANH responds to Sense About Science and Voice of Young Scientists attack on detox products. You'll find here two different perspectives, one from a doctor, the other from a scientist. Essential reading in January!
Sense About Science, with the aid of the Voice of Young Science (VoYS) network of over 300 eager, early career scientific researchers, have launched a nationwide campaign to debunk what they call the detox myth. They argue that there is no evidence that any of the so-called detox products on the market do anything that our detox organs—our liver and kidneys—are not already doing. Many of the scientists involved, says the Sense About Science website, will be distributing their own leaflet, entitled Debunking Detox to the public outside high street retailers in central London. The leaflet has apparently been authored by 38 of these young scientists.
Further debunking has been undertaken by Dr Ben Goldacre, in his recent article: Detox Debunked, published in The Sunday Times Style magazine in the UK. Astonishingly, he claims that the notion of ‘detox’ is medically meaningless, and seems to overlook the existence of the liver and kidneys by suggesting that that there is no physiological detoxification system or mechanism in the body.
TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL ANH REBUTTAL, FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A DOCTOR AND ALSO A SCIENTIST, CLICK HERE.
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