Sunday, 1 January 2012

A liver is not just for Christmas

A story on the BBC health website (generally a handy resource, I find) on how "detoxing" by staying off the booze for a month is pretty pointless:

"Detoxing in January is futile, says liver charity"

I'm not overly surprised at the stance, but it's nice that there is a statement from the British Liver Trust on the issue. Certainly, if people can be convinced that moderation rather than abstinence is a safer, healthier and perhaps more importantly, more achievable goal we would all be for the better - patient and doctor alike.

Seems a fitting start to the new year.

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